Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Many homeowners are looking to boost their energy efficiency and reduce bills by adding insulation. Not all insulation, however, is created equal.

What Makes Insulation Sustainable?

A sustainable insulation not only performs well but is manufactured responsibly. It will reduce your overall carbon footprint with efficient manufacturing and shipping, such as reducing water and energy use at the plant and using special packaging to transport more product in fewer loads. It has limited environmental effect over its life span and has very low or no emissions of volatile organic compounds-an important component of a healthy home. It should also consist of renewable and recycled content, which puts materials to good use instead of being landfilled. Most importantly, insulation should contribute to a cozy, efficient home.

You can reduce your impact on the environment by choosing products such as CertainTeed’s Sustainable Insulation. This fiberglass insulation saves 12 times the energy the first year as the energy used to produce it and will continue to save energy for the lifetime of a home. With its GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification, this highly efficient insulation helps assure families of healthier indoor air quality.

To learn more about creating a sustainable, energy-efficient home and to find a nearby insulation contractor, visit