In our Tiny houses we use as much natural materials as possible, and for insulation we use wood, wood fibre and wood fibre boards.
The carbon footprint of wood fibre wool, also known as cellulose insulation, is relatively low compared to other insulation materials.
The main source of CO2 emissions associated with wood fibre wool comes from the energy used to produce and transport it. The production of wood fibre wool is a relatively simple process that involves grinding wood into small fibers and then mixing those fibers with a binder to form insulation.
Wood is obtained from managed forests, the carbon footprint is minimal as the trees absorb CO2 as they grow, and the forest also acts as a carbon sink.