Supporting Information S1: Regional fuel emission factors (FEFs) and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) efficiency calculations; comparison to previous work; sensitivity analysis; and other modeling information are available in this Supporting Information. The research conducted by Harvey (2007), which is cited in the recent publication of Wilson (2010), is presented in section 4 of the Supporting Information, and these results are compared directly with findings from our study. It is important when comparing insulation materials across different applications, particularly from different investigations, to carefully consider the modeling assumptions and study parameters, such as climate conditions, building system efficiencies, and enclosure characteristics, as well as energy system characteristics.

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