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Looking for information regarding my research

Desmond Bast | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Hi there,
My name is Desmond Bast and I am currently in my second year of studies at Thompson Rivers University, taking Architectural & Engineering Technology. I am currently in the midst of starting a research project. My interest, and the general scope (thus far) of the project has been finding green, non-commercialized, and even locally available alternative materials to insulate SIP’s. I am from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. As far as questions, I’m not really asking any specific ones in particular, but I was just looking for some input from a reputable source regarding my project, and what some methods of sourcing, testing, and any additional information on top of that might entail.
Thanks,
Desmond Bast.

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Desmond,
    Just to clarify: you want to develop SIPs that don't use rigid foam? For example, panels insulated with mineral wool or straw?

  2. Desmond Bast | | #2

    Exactly. Those are great examples. I'd imagine my testing would entail Strength (compressive, shear, impact), heat retention properties, and fire resistance.. Maybe even acoustics as well

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