The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has announced the results of a survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials for insulation and acoustical products in 2017.
As the architecture and design community takes a more holistic approach to occupant health, practitioners are increasingly focusing on creating acoustically sound spaces. The increased awareness of the importance of acoustics and a growing array of product options have made ceiling panel specification more complex, but also more significant.
Both fiberglass and stone wool insulation have merit, promote fire protection and sustainability, and offer value to architects, contractors, and property owners alike. This article’s intent is to present a scientific examination of the benefits of using each.
When it comes to insulating a facility, insulation addresses two important goals—maintaining a consistent interior temperature and preventing moisture from forming and collecting via condensation. There are several different materials and ways to protect a roof, including fiberglass, rigid board, and insulated metal panels (IMPs).