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Understanding Stone Wool
More than a rock, Stone wool insulations today can be used in more building enclosure applications than ever before. Participants will develop an understanding of the benefits of stone wool along with the building science behind why stone wool is becoming the insulation of choice for a variety of applications. We will touch upon the 7 strengths of Stone Wool including, Thermal, Moisture, Sustainability, (Net Zero, LCA) Acoustics, Fire Resistance, Inert- Anti Mold & Fungi & Indoor Air Quality.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify design strategies to improve the health and well-being of building occupants related to acoustical and thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and fire protection while meeting Title 24 requirements.
- Examine the thermal properties and energy efficiency benefits of stone wool versus foam plastic insulation materials in roofing and wall applications.
- Identify the differences between Stone Wool, Slag Wool, and glass fiber from an acoustic and fire safety perspective, and how this can affect occupant safety, health, and comfort.
- Discuss features and benefits of stone wool in the context of building science and fire safety.
- Summarize the environmental and sustainable aspects of stone wool and LEED credit available. Translate these findings and source appropriate environmental documentation to specify stone wool into their next green building (certified) project.
About the Presenter
ROCKWOOL Architectural Specifications manager CA/NV
My short stint in construction in 1983 turned into a gratifying career. I consider myself fortunate to have been part of the collaboration on projects such as the Prince Hotel, Claremont Hotel, Hyatt Regency Waikaloa, Rincon Center, Google campuses, Chase Center, Numerous School Districts, Hospitals, Offices & Luxury residences.
In the last 4 years my path has led me from Cladding & Finishes to Net Zero awareness, Sustainability, Fire Resiliency, Healthy Building Environments and Building Science. I look forward to sharing ROCKWOOL principals on how we, as a society, can build for a Sustainable, Healthy & Safe future.
This program is accredited to provide 1 AIA HSW learning unit by ROCKWOOL.