NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 4 – Sustainable Construction Technologies and Practices
Project T4-2 Enhancing the Green Credential of Wood Construction
PI: Sylvain Ménard
Acoustic insulation is a major serviceability consideration for wood buildings. The use of LCA for evaluating and confirming the benefits of wood buildings has been well documented. A unique feature of this sub-project is to integrate LCA in the acoustic design of wood building assemblies by considering their acoustic performance and its impact on the psychological well-being of its occupants, with a key outcome being an acoustic design procedure incorporating LCA principles. A key benefit of the developed procedure is to ensure that there is no problem shift from one environmental impact category to another and to ensure that the proposed construction system is optimized in terms of its acoustic and overall LCA performance. This sub-project will collaborate with sub-project T1-4-B.