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Acoustic Design of Green Buildings for Communications, Privacy, and Productivity

Green buildings do many things well - but noise control and speech privacy can’t always be counted as part of that list. Some of the strategies that make green buildings green, result in poor acoustics. The reason we design and operate buildings ... is for people. We realize how important Interior Environmental Quality is to communications, health and productivity. We have learned from various research studies, acoustics is still a key factor of dissatisfaction in interior environments

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Why "Acoustic Comfort" is an important element of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in green buildings.
  • How proper architectural/acoustic design practices can benefit owners and occupants in all building segments.
  • Learn about guidelines, standards, and Green Rating Systems that address acoustic design and performance.
  • Review design practices that address acoustic needs in closed spaces, open plan spaces, exposed structures, and classrooms

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

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