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This Tiny House Is A Big Deal

Plenty of Americans are joining the "tiny house" movement. Why? Well, because the environmental footprint can be as tiny as the house itself!

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This is the energy-efficient Tiny House:

Here’s a look at all the cool ways this little dwelling does a whole lot for the environment...and how small changes can lead to big energy savings in houses of all sizes!
Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council

Here’s a look at all the cool ways this little dwelling does a whole lot for the environment...and how small changes can lead to big energy savings in houses of all sizes!

Designing

Zack Giffin of FYI TV's Tiny House Nation knows that designing a tiny house requires intense planning to maximize space and efficiency. Products made with plastics help inside and out to make this tiny house (or any house) more energy efficient.
David Stone / American Chemistry Council

Zack Giffin of FYI TV's Tiny House Nation knows that designing a tiny house requires intense planning to maximize space and efficiency. Products made with plastics help inside and out to make this tiny house (or any house) more energy efficient.

Exterior Plastic Foam Insulation

Stiff plastic foam insulation was put on the outside of the house to help further reduce energy needs.
David Stone / American Chemistry Council

Stiff plastic foam insulation was put on the outside of the house to help further reduce energy needs.

Vinyl Plastic Siding and Trim

David Stone / American Chemistry Council
David Stone / American Chemistry Council

Vinyl plastic siding and trim give the tiny house an additional barrier between indoors and out, plus they're manufactured to withstand the elements and can match a wide array of design aesthetics!

Plastic Spray Foam Insulation

David Stone / American Chemistry Council
David Stone / American Chemistry Council

Plastic spray foam insulation keeps the main living area and sleeping loft cool by helping to improve energy efficiency.

Solar Power Plastic Roof Shingles

David Stone / American Chemistry Council

Unlike traditional bulky solar panels, these durable, engineered plastic shingles combine solar power with the aesthetic of traditional shingles. This tiny house can potentially even go off the grid!

Plastic Window Frames

Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council
Did you know that plastics such as vinyl have a high resistance to heat and cold? That's one reason these plastic window frames can be excellent insulators. And good insulation means lower energy costs!
Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council

Did you know that plastics such as vinyl have a high resistance to heat and cold? That's one reason these plastic window frames can be excellent insulators. And good insulation means lower energy costs!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

This upscale vinyl plastic flooring can look like wood, stone, or tile — it’s soft, low maintenance, needs no surface treatments, and adds a waterproof layer between indoors and out. Not to mention, it's totally gorgeous!
Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council

This upscale vinyl plastic flooring can look like wood, stone, or tile — it’s soft, low maintenance, needs no surface treatments, and adds a waterproof layer between indoors and out. Not to mention, it's totally gorgeous!

Plastic Skylight

Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council
This plastic skylight provides natural daylight and thermal resistance to help save energy!
Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council

This plastic skylight provides natural daylight and thermal resistance to help save energy!

The Final Interior

Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council

The interior design of the tiny house features lots of attractive items made with plastics and recycled plastics!

Want to learn more about how plastics can help make your home more energy efficient? Check out the Tiny House online for tons of helpful tips!

Jack Dempsey / American Chemistry Council