Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: The Green Cocoon

By Madalyn | Oct 14, 2014 | in

Who: The Green Cocoon

What: Launched in 2007 by plastics engineer Jim Materkowski and his business partner, the late Peter Strattner, both men saw room to grow an insulation business that was more than just a financially viable and energy-efficient service, but also something that provided environmentally sustainable options. Since that time, The Green Cocoon has grown to include a number of insulation services; such as spray-foam made from soybeans and recycled plastic bottles, recycled denim and a cellulose insulation made from recycled newspapers. Spray-foam insulation has grown in popularity over the years for its energy-efficient savings and is often applied to a home's basement or attic space where most energy is lost. The Green Cocoon offers a product that meets the strict requirements of traditional spray insulations to guarantee efficiency, but remains a completely green company.

Where: 141 Bridge Road, Salisbury, Mass.

Web: www.thegreencocoon.com

What makes it green:
• Uses spray foam insulation, considered the best in green and energy-efficient insulation technology.
• Cellulose insulation is one of the greenest products available, made from paper that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
• Offers recycled denim insulation, a high-performance insulation made from denim manufacturer's scraps.
• Encourages less dependency on oil by using soybean spray foams.
• Spray foam lowers heating and cooling energy costs by half compared to Batt insulation products.

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read The Green Cocoon's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at www.greenalliance.biz.

GA members save $100 on all foam and denim insulation jobs between $3,000 and $5,000! Or save $200 on all foam and denim insulation jobs of $5,000 or more! Additionally, save $50 on any cellulose insulation job of $2,000 or more! Not a Green Alliance Member? Join here!