One of the most important, and often over-looked, comfort factors in any home is protection from unwanted noise. Sound energy created within and outside of the house can infiltrate your home environment, creating a noisy, uncomfortable atmosphere for you and your family. Unfortunately, today’s standard homes are incredibly susceptible to sound penetration.
The truth is, if you’re building a new custom home, you should consider implementing some strategic building practices that protect your home environment from unwanted noise.
The following Passive Home building practices demonstrate the cutting edge in noise protection while helping you lower costs, lighten your environmental impact, and create a healthy, quiet in your home.
High performance and passive home building practices deliver superior insulation, minimizing the amount of sound energy that infiltrates your home while dampening the noise created inside. In addition to sound regulation, superior insulation minimizes the transfer of heat energy– regulating your home’s temperature and helping you lower costs, lighten your environmental impact, and create comfort and quiet in your home.
In addition to transmission through poor insulation, sound energy can find its way into your home through cracks and crevices in the envelope of your house. That means the structural and functional elements of your home must be airtight to protect your interior environment from unwanted external noise pollution. Passive Home components like high-performance windows and doors, insulated building panels and framing have been specifically designed to seal your home’s envelope, protect against noise infiltration and thermal fluxes.
Not only do Passive building practices help to prevent and dampen noise energy in your home, they employ high-efficiency systems that work quietly to keep your environment in balance. Tankless on-demand water heaters, low-flow plumbing fixtures, high efficiency appliances, flexible duct work and a silent heat recovery ventilator (HRV) work in unison to keep your home comfortable, eco-friendly, and quiet.
Interested in learning more about how Clarum Homes employs Passive building practices to build the next generation of luxury custom homes? Give us a call at 650.322.7069