Swedish company Träullit produce Dekor Tiles from an environmentally-friendly recyclable material, made from ‘wood-wool’, cement & water. This combination of natural components is simple & clever. Wood fibres make the tiles sound-absorbent & give the product a heat-insulating, heat-retaining quality. This contributes to lower energy costs, reducing environmental impact. Cement provides strength, moisture resistance & fire protection. http://www.traullit.se/product/produkter/traullit-dekor/
The Building Science Corporation uses this illustration to show details for installing vertical furring strips over exterior mineral wool insulation up to 6 inches thick. -- Installing Mineral Wool Insulation Over Exterior Wall Sheathing | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
The Sustainable Highland Garden, designed by Amber Goudy, who lives in a house made of recycled newspaper, featured part of a sustainable straw bale croft. Amber's technique involves putting lime render directly onto straw bales. Sheep wool is used to insulate the roof. It would probably outlive a modern des-res
Mineral wool has been around for decades, is widely used in Canada and Europe and is making a comeback in the United States. It's made by melting down basalt stone and recycled slag from steel mills, then spinning it into fiber that can be formed into batts or boards. We did some research, talked to installers and filled a few walls with the stuff. Here's our verdict: Mineral wool has some real advantages over the alternatives. If you have an insulation job coming up, we strongly recommend…
VMZINC's Structural Roof is a construction system combining a standing seam roofing in VMZ Zinc plus with rigid mineral wool insulation laid on supporting structures in steel, wood or concrete. It's a modular warm roof system for any type of deck (steel sheets, wood, concrete), suitable for low to high hygrometry, that can be used in all types of roof.
Shigeki Fujishiro's Rivet Lampshades / The Rivet lampshade consists of a single piece of vulcanized fiberboard, a material made of wood pulp and cotton that's typically used for electrical insulation. Above L: It hangs over Fujishiro's desk. Above R: The Rivet Lamp can be ordered from UK shop Folklore for £75.