A Comparative Study of Typical and Recycled Thermal Insulation for Lourdes School Quezon City High School Gymnasium
Keywords: Gym, Thermal Insulation
, Gymnasium, Lourdes School Quezon City, & Temperature
Year Published: 2018
Research Promoter: Engr. Marco M. Batario
Banzon, J., Cornejo, C., Lorenzo, P., Macasaet, R., Santos, J., & Fulo, M. (2018). A Comparative Study of Typical and Recycled Thermal Insulation for Lourdes School Quezon City High School Gymnasium. Retrieved from: http://poverelloonline.lsqc.edu.ph/research/research.php?id=7.
This study compared two forms of thermal insulation to determine which will yield a lower temperature if applied on the roof of Lourdes School Quezon City High School (LSQCHS) gymnasium (gym). Using a comparative research design, the group was able to compare the insulators using the following themes: insulator, material, and temperature. The insulators used were the recycled type and the typical type. The recycled type was a mixture of recycled paper, boric powder, water, and glue while reflective foam insulation was used for typical insulation. To examine, the group constructed three-scaled gym models -- one without insulation to represent the actual gym, another with paper insulation, and last with foam insulation. Data on temperature were gathered three consecutive days. Results revealed that the paper insulator model appeared to have yielded the lowest temperature among the models at any given date, time, and weather. With this, the group suggested for the school to consider the paper insulation though additional studies must be employed to further test it with a more accurate model as replica for the gym and to consider the following factors: airflow, ventilation, windows, walls, floors, and roof.