Green Wall System Saint-Jérôme QC
Green Wall System
(NC)-Walls made of concrete in residential and commercial buildings will deliver long-lasting benefits for the homeowner or resident, all of which are far superior to traditional building methods. Take a look at this in-field comparison on homes of a similar size, courtesy of Canadian company Nudura and its internationally certified 'green' wall system:
Energy Efficiency: Wood structures are prone to thermal bridging where the outside cold penetrates too easily, causing drafts and cold spots. Solid core, concrete walls keep home temperatures consistent requiring less energy for heat, cool, and climate control. Energy savings with concrete walls are reported to be from up to 50 to 70 percent.
The Environment: Trees are vital for the control of greenhouse gases, and are equally important for the total oxygen supply. The more trees covering the planet the better, so instead of using wood for construction, concrete will save this important natural resource.
Strength: Concrete walls are shown to be up to nine times stronger, withstanding wind up to 250 m.p.h. and a debris impact up to 115 m.p.h. Wood walls are subject to moisture, dry rot, and deterioration. With a solid, concrete core, your walls last for a lifetime.
Safety: In addition to long-term durability, and wind resistance, concrete walls report 4-hour fire protection. A traditional stick-frame home is rated to withstand fire for only 45-minutes.
Living Quality: Wood walls are also prone to moisture retention, promoting mould growth with airborne respiratory irritants. The concrete, Nudura wall system (nudura.com) is quick to assemble for builders, brings beauty to the design, emits no fumes, retains no water, and unlike wood, this solid concrete core is soundproof, keeping unwanted noise outside.
- News Canada