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How Much Insulation Can You Put Into An Old Building?

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Image credit Lloyd Alter, after John Straube TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste on less money, but with more design. He calls it " LifeEdited. " You can help: Enter the LifeEdited design competition and win up to $70,000 in prizes and the opportunity to design the apartment! Graham wants to build the greenest apartment in Manhattan, and has said that he wants to "super-insulate" the walls. But can you put in too much insulation? If you have a thick brick wall, the answer is yes. Brick is permeable to moisture, and if you insulate too much, the moisture will freeze in it, destroying the wall. So how much insulation can you put in?... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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