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Old 01-13-2010, 08:13 AM   #11
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Re: Questions about "green" insulation for bus

Lady on a list was talking about how she did papercrete inside hers for insulation.
Also, you might check into how green those reflectix rolls of insulation are?

I have to wonder how green do you mean? As in from renewable sources, safe to be around (human health), long lasting, from recycled mats, overall long term effectiveness, energy conservation (using the AC less), etc.
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Re: Questions about "green" insulation for bus

I would think that using house type foamboard would work best. It's pink or blue... not necessarily "green". But I've never seen Mother Earth News say too much against it. It's more of a trade off (ie: solar panels good... all those lead acid batteries is bad... better than some alternatives though). For what you are using it for, the foam board is your best choice for insulation. Check out some construction sites. You may be able to get some out of the trash dumpsters and that way not only do you get your foamboard insulation but you kept it from being put into a landfill. Responsible folks will tell you to ask first. Anyone who has experience dumpster diving will tell you not to as you will just be told no (liability). Construction dumpsters are full of dangerous materials. Be careful. Those cans of "Great Foam" are good for filling in the gaps of pieced together foam insulation.

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