Sustainable and low-cost solutions for thermal and acoustic refurbishment of old buildings
PublisherInstitute of Physics (IOP)
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This paper investigates the possibility to realize solutions for buildings thermal and acoustic refurbishment by using end-of-life household materials, such as cardboard, clothes, and egg-boxes. These solutions can be installed to improve the indoor quality in neighborhoods populated by people below the poverty threshold. The considered end-of-life household materials and their combination have been analyzed from the acoustic and thermal points of view. First of all, the sound insulation and the sound absorption properties have been determined by means of an impedance tube. Then, the summer and the winter thermal performances, when coupled to different wall systems, have been investigated analitically. The results suggest that good thermal and acoustic characteristics can be achieved in a contained thickness by coupling end-of-life household materials.
CitationNeri, M. [et al.]. Sustainable and low-cost solutions for thermal and acoustic refurbishment of old buildings. "Journal of physics: conference series", 1 Abril 2021, vol. 1868, núm. 1, p. 012027/1-012027/9.
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