SonicLQ: Reconnecting Acoustics and Airtightness

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Early on in our work on energy-efficient homes, the connection between airtightness and sound centered on airport noise; now a new technology reconnects acoustics and air leakage

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Back in the early days of airport noise mitigation programs, there was a pretty strong link between air leakage and sound. A document titled “Tips for Insulating Your Home Against Aircraft Noise” noted, “Sound travels from the exterior to the interior of the home in two ways: through solid structural elements and through the air…. Wherever air can infiltrate a home, sound can as well.”

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[source: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/building-science/soniclq-reconnecting-acoustics-and-airtightness]

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