Benefits of Nu-Wool® Premium Cellulose Insulation

Benefits of Nu-Wool Cellulose Insulation

Five Reasons why Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is a product of choice for architectural designers around the country.

Superior Energy Savings

Independent studies by universities and research labs have shown that on the basis of installed thermal  performance, a cellulose insulated building will obtain better performance under real-world conditions than a fiberglass insulated building of otherwise similar construction. Savings are on the order of as much as 40%* according to field studies. Read more»

Air Sealing

Most buildings insulated with Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation meet or exceed the air tightness requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code without additional air sealing products.  This is made possible through the high density of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, particularly when installed in wall cavities using the Nu-Wool WALLSEAL System, which reduces air infiltration and makes a tighter building envelope. Read more»

Acoustical Performance

In full-scale wall testing, Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation greatly reduces the movement of airborne sound from one room to an adjacent room. This added benefit of Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is especially important for apartments, condominiums, offices and hotels. Buildings insulated with Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation have a noticeable "quietness". The sharp sounds that easily transmit through fiberglass insulated structures are subdued by the increased mass of the Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation. Read more»

Competitively Priced

Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation delivers increased energy savings and superior sound control. Yet it is competitively priced compared to fiberglass insulation, making it one of the best values in the insulation market. 

Environmentally Sound

Using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is more than a smart choice for its comfort and savings benefits; Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is also environmentally friendly even in the manufacturing process. Fiberglass insulation is made by melting sand and recovered glass in gas-fired furnaces, using at least 8,500 BTU’s of energy to produce a pound of fiberglass insulation. Cellulose insulation is produced by processing post-consumer recovered paper through electrically driven mills, using up to 750 BTU’s per pound. Converting this to BTU’s-per-R, it takes at least 10 times MORE energy to make fiberglass insulation than to produce cellulose insulation. Read more»