EL21 - Shaw Industries Presents: Turn Down the Volume with Acoustical Insights

Wednesday, November 20 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM | Booth L1741 « Back

Abstract Text:

As designers, architects, building managers and building owners, we are responsible for all aspects of the built environment, including the soundscape. The acoustics of a building play a significant role in our satisfaction with our environment. The experience can be pleasant and rich or annoying and disruptive. Studies have shown that noise can damage our health, reduce our ability to learn, our productivity and our revenue. Noise is the number one complaint in open offices and noise distractions rob us of 20% of our time each day. As trends in the aesthetics of buildings incorporate more hard surface flooring, walls of glass and open spaces, we are challenged to manage the soundscape. These trends are impacting virtually every property type from corporate offices and multifamily housing to hospitality and healthcare facilities.

Learn more about how sound impacts health and well-being in the built environment and how LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, LEED v4.1 Residential BD+C: Multifamily and WELL Building Standard look at acoustics when assessing building performance with a particular focus on: WELL v2 S02 Maximum Noise Levels and WELL v2 S04 Sound Absorption. Participants will explore the science of sound and hear about new tools available to measure and address noise in the built environment.

The latest trends and research (from the past year) will be highlighted to provide an indication of where the market is headed in the future in terms of occupant and owner priorities, regulatory standards and building and product certifications.

Learning Objectives:

Articulate how building and design trends lead to noise-related challenges.

Minimize health and productivity impacts from noise.

Better understand the science of noise in the built environment.

Define how LEED v4.1 and WELL v2 look at acoustics when assessing building performance and new tools available to measure and address noise issues.

Learning Level:

Intermediate


Credits:

GBCI Credit Hours:
1 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:
1 AIA|HSW
LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: O+M, WELL Specific
Well/LEED Specific:
LEED Specific: BD+C, LEED Specific: ID+C, LEED Specific: O+M, WELL Specific
IDCEC hours:
1 IDCEC


Event Type: Education Lab > Session


 
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