What is comfort? The notion of comfort is a concept with a variable parameter that requires us to specify the context.
For example, we can talk about the hygrothermal comfort that will be related to the impact of temperature and humidity inside a space and its effect on the feeling and the well-being of a user. One can also speak of the visual comfort, a highly subjective parameter, which will be related to the aesthetic appreciation of the neighbouring spaces, the luminosity or the appropriateness of the colors among others. Not to mention the acoustic comfort that will be linked to both external disturbances (such as a busy road) and internal disturbances such as ventilation or a cracking floor.
These nuisances will be even more important unless the nature of the materials will mitigate and isolate them. Also, the nature of the walls will reduce the resonance effect and promote clear listening of conversations without much effort.
The case of schools
The challenge for schools of the future is to accommodate an ever-increasing population. The population is growing and must preserve its resources. Ambitious schools must use the most virtuous practices including in their design. Children must also benefit from the best standards in terms of cultural evolution, education and living environment.
Straw provides solutions
With an unbeatable environmental footprint and high performance, straw stands out as the reference material in schools of the future. Indeed, as a building material and insulation, straw is currently the solution with the lowest environmental impact and greatest availability at European level. Today, scientifically recognized and widely recognized, the multiple performance of straw explains the excellent comfort and low cost of operation of these buildings.
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