E01 - Acoustical Criteria in LEED and WELL

Thursday, November 21 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | B208 « Back

Abstract Text:

Good acoustic design is a critical component in occupant comfort that has been proven to help students learn, help hospital patients heal faster, and help office occupants increase privacy and reduce stress. As such, acoustics has been incorporated into several building rating systems for sustainability and health, perhaps most notably into LEED and WELL.

But acoustics is a complicated topic that comes with a whole host of complicated acronyms and can take specialists years to master. This session is designed to de-mystify the various acoustic requirements in LEED and WELL and explain how these requirements can be incorporated into the design process.

First, we will learn the “ABC’s” of architectural acoustics. Then, we will apply those principles to understand the requirements of the WELL v2 Sound Concept, LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction "Acoustic Performance", LEED v4 BD+C: Schools "Minimum Acoustic Performance" and "Acoustic Performance", and LEED v4 BD+C: Healthcare "Acoustic Performance". With this foundation, we will evaluate case studies to apply theory into practice and learn how to incorporate acoustics into projects' overall sustainable and wellness needs. This session is sponsored by IWBI

Learning Objectives:

Learn the "ABCs" of architectural acoustics and the importance of proper acoustic design to sustainability and the comfort and wellness of occupants.

Understand the acoustics criteria of the LEED and WELL rating systems.

Learn how to blend proper acoustic design with other sustainable and wellness design strategies.

Learn the role of the acoustics consultant in documentation.

Learning Level:





GBCI Credit Hours:
AIA Credit Hours:
LEED Specific:
WELL Specific, LEED Specific: BD+C
Well/LEED Specific:
WELL Specific, LEED Specific: BD+C
IDCEC hours:

Education Tracks: Health and Wellbeing: Building for People

Event Type: Conference Session > Session