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Is Mold in Modern Buildings a Sign Of Energy Loss?

Chelsea W. NY, United States 0 Ratings 16 Discussions 2 Group posts

Posted by: Chelsea W. // Student

Why does mold grows in new buildings? In an article found on a Australian building site, this question is explored. The main topic of the article is the accidental creation of "thermal bridges", breaks in insulation or wall that lets in air and moisture inside the building making a perfect climate for mold to grow. This is a huge design flaw that could not only cost you money from wasted energy, but also could pose health risks from your body inhaling mold.

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StyroHome Maple Ridge, BC, canada 0 Ratings 6 Discussions 0 Group posts

StyroHome // Super Insulated, Passive House, Net Zero

Mold like Wood Fibers and is the main ingredient of modern home construction. House in N. America have short lives, around 32-34 years, mainly because of the stability of Wood and it tendency toward Rot and Mold. Better methods of construction exist but cost more except for one.


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