What type of insulation is best for coach house?
I'm a Architecture student at Carleton Uinversity, and this semester we are designing a coach house, so I wanted to know what should I consider while designing a coach house like the what type of isulation is recommended or best for a coach house. And could a coach house be a LEED Certified?
For help to find the best insulation for a Coach House, Tiny House, or simply a conventional and typical family-sized home, first see here –
What is the best insulation for a home?
There is not much difference in what sort of characteristics and performance level you would want in the insulation you choose that differs depending on the size of the home.
We would suggest you air for materials that are sustainable, durable, and non-toxic to the occupants of a home. For our demonstration homes we have used dense packed cellulose insulation, as well as Rockwool mineral wool insulation. In fact, we did a story about How to build a Tiny House for cold climates that was actually built at Carleton University by architecture student Ben Hayward, and he used Rockwool.
Most importantly for energy efficiency and durability, a house should be airtight. A large portion of heat loss in a home is due to pour air sealing, and when air leaks out through the walls and roof of a home it can carry a lot of moisture with it. That can lead to insulation getting wet and not performing as well, it can also lead to rotting framing members, affecting the structural integrity of the home, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and durability. But this is all stuff you will learn very soon in School! Hopefully that page helps, have a read and let us know if you have any other questions.