QuietGreen Technologies Insulation
Safe, Thermal & Acoustical Non-Fiberglass Insulation
Insulate Safely, Reduce Noise, Prevent Contamination
QuietGreen Technologies, a Unique Product Solution
The QuietGreen Technologies acoustic-insulation product is a proprietary combination of non-fiberglass insulation and acoustic extruded fiber materials. Handled easily, these friendly materials are installed without special handling or protective respirators. These materials are non-irritating, non-toxic and don't create airborne fiber dust, unlike deteriorating fiberglass or Icynene. QuietGreen Technologies materials do not absorb moisture but remain clean and dry, preventing the development of black mold, mildew or other spore contaminants. The proprietary materials are designed to prevent spore growth, remaining clean, dry and safe, ideal for any climate or environment.
Able to replace dangerous, air contaminating insulation materials, QuietGreen Technologies addresses an additional type of 'pollution', that of noise. This proprietary fiber system offers a variety of combinations or degrees of insulation-to-acoustic ratios depending on what is required. For example, walls facing a noisy street using a higher acoustic level than walls facing a non-traffic area. This tuning process is made possible by the unique combinations of acoustic - insulation materials offered by QuietGreen Technologies products and are used in walls, ceilings, and floors.
The program is offered as a customized solution. A blueprint of the space is reviewed and the level of acoustic-to-insulation is determined (per room or wall area). The appropriate ratio is determined by QuietGreen Technologies experts under the direction of founder, Kevin Brown. Each section is uniquely layered and inserted directly into the appropriate, identified area. The sections are manufactured by QuietGreen Technologies and shipped ready for installation in marked sections according to the blueprint or may be created on-site using a specially outfitted truck where the ratio is determined by an approved QuietGreen Technologies installer. Builders do not handle the production process directly.
QuietGreen Technologies acoustic-insulation as white sections being installed in a new home. Because of the anti-moisture construction, humid or wet climates are not a problem for these fibers.
Commercial and residential properties have an opportunity to make a choice; to use dangerous, carcinogenic fiberglass or Icynene or use safe, environmentally-friendly QuietGreen Technologies products.
Both fiberglass and Icynene absorb moisture then 'sweat' resulting in black mold, mildew, and other decay materials. As with fiberglass, these toxic spores quickly become airborne and migrate into the interior environment. Negative pressure suctions spores and fiberglass dust fibers inside through electrical socket openings, door jams and especially air-conditioning ducts where fiberglass is freely used to prevent vibration.
“Negative building pressure results when an HVAC system inside a building draws in more air from the return ducts than it expels through the supply ducts. A building can be wholly under negative pressure, or exhibit zones of negative pressure in certain areas (e.g. a room contains a return air grille and no supply grille). Given the current configuration of most HVAC systems, most buildings operate under some degree of negative pressure. HVAC units often have no allowance for outside air, meaning the air must be brought in from different areas. This often results in air being sucked in around doors and windows, through cracks in the foundation, or through other penetrations in the building skin. When this occurs, the introduced air is not dehumidified before entering the indoor environment. Over time, the indoor relative humidity will increase, potentially causing mold growth on cool interior surfaces or inside wall cavities. In addition, negative building pressure can introduce soil gases into the home, including radon.”
Outdoor to indoor air flow is air is being pulled into the home from the attic, wall spaces or any other point of entry. Fiberglass-laden air from the attic can be continuously drawn into occupied spaces. Fine fiberglass dust from the attic and wall spaces is simply drawn through every small crack or crevice, opening or wire conduit which leads directly into the home living space providing a conducive environment for fiberglass-laden air to enter.
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