May 17, 2012

Historically, weatherization programs have required that cellulose insulation materials be dense-packed to a minimum installed density of 3.5 pcf. This density limit was, in part, required to realize beneficial reductions in air leakage. The Building Performance Institute (BPI) currently has under development two standards that will set requirements for the airflow resistance of insulations used in retrofit cavity (i.e. dense-pack) installations (BPI-102) and define acceptable test methods to measure the airflow resistance of insulation materials used in dense-pack applications (BPI-103).


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