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Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...ing insulation materials , f ind pages about sustainable and healthy green building techniques here : Where to find hemp batt insulation in Canada and the U.S. Choosing the right insulation for walls, roofs, slabs & basements How to maintain healthy indoor air quality in homes How to find formal...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...includes larger apartment buildings, condos, shopping malls, office buildings, industrial buildings, etc. Please keep in mind this is simplified for understanding, the official definitions of Part 9 and Part 3 can be found in the BC Building Code. How many steps are there in the BC step code? Steps in the new B...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...ineered joists will bring you a net savings in the end with time and labour. Engineered floor joists are like roof trusses, a web of 2x4’s. Consequently running plumbing and wiring through those existing openings is a lot quicker than drilling hundreds of holes, so even just financially speaking it makes sense. That ...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...installed soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8 drywall. More on soundproofing: Understanding sound transmission in buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Choosing Sound absorbin...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...insulation, or specifically designed for soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product for the right application. Rock wool in interior walls reduces sound between rooms and floors, as well as offeri...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...in a building is that the sound isolation between two homes is not determined only by the common wall or floor. All the other parts of the construction can transmit sound. In the diagram below, a D indicates direct sound - sound coming through the common wall or floor. An F indicates flanking sound - sound traveling ...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...ing sound transmission in buildings is assessing the situation. What kind of noise is it? Noise in buildings is usually assigned to one of three classes: Airborne sound: Sound such as voices, TV or stereo sounds. The source does not strike or vibrate against the structure of the building. Structure-borne sound: ...