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The Ultimate Green Insulation Quiz
by Staff
Insulating your house is one of the smartest things you can do to save money on your energy bill. But how much do you really know about green insulation? Take the Ultimate Green Insulation Quiz and find out.

Which of the following values measures a material's capability to impede heat flow?

  • R-value
  • C-value
  • U-value
  • G-value

What percentage of energy is used to heat or cool an average home?

  • 44 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 80 percent
  • 90 percent

Which of the following insulating materials is renewable?

  • Fiberglass
  • Cotton
  • Cellulose
  • Polystyrene

Why is cellulose a better green insulating material than fiberglass?

  • Cellulose is renewable.
  • Cellulose takes less energy to produce than fiberglass.
  • Cellulose is made from hemp.
  • Cellulose is thicker than fiberglass.

Where does most cotton insulation come from?

  • Recycled denim scraps
  • Recycled bed sheets
  • Recycled table linens
  • Recycled thread

Which of the following minerals is used in the production of fiberglass insulation?

  • Talc
  • Pumice
  • Gypsum
  • Silica

Where does polystyrene come from?

  • Hemp
  • Cotton
  • Petrochemicals
  • Recycled newspapers

Which of the following reduces the R-value of fiberglass insulation over time?

  • Moisture
  • Rodents
  • Insects
  • Heat

Which of the following materials is used to bond wool fibers together?

  • Cotton
  • Hemp
  • Polyester
  • Wood fibers

What is the minimum recommended R-value for attic fiberglass insulation?

  • R-4.5
  • R-5
  • R-12
  • R-30

Which of the following materials is the chief ingredient of cellulose insulation?

  • Recycled paper
  • Hemp stems
  • Cotton
  • Wool

How is cellulose insulation applied?

  • Sprayed
  • Taped
  • Nailed
  • Glued

Which is a type of polystyrene insulation?

  • Floorboard
  • Wallboard
  • Beadboard
  • Cellboard

Slag from iron-ore blast furnaces can be turned into which type of insulation?

  • Fiberglass
  • Polystyrene
  • Cellulose
  • Mineral wool

Which best describes "block insulation?"

  • Sprayed insulation fashioned into concentric circles.
  • Foam insulation sprayed in rectangles.
  • Rigid insulation cut into rectangular units.
  • Rigid insulation cut in one continuous piece.

What does BTU stand for?

  • British toughness unit
  • British temperature unit
  • British texture unit
  • British thermal unit

Of the following, which best describes the ability to transfer heat?

  • Conductivity
  • Radiation
  • Convection
  • Thermal transfer

Which of the following best describes insulation used for temperatures between -100 degrees Fahrenheit (-73.3 degrees Celsius) to -459 degrees Fahrenheit (-272.7 degrees Celsius)?

  • Frigid insulation
  • Cryogenic insulation
  • Cellulose insulation
  • Thermal temperature insulation

What does the C-value of a particular piece of insulation depend upon?

  • Weight
  • Thickness
  • Length
  • Saturation point

How much recycled material is in fiberglass insulation?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent