Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
This webinar is part of the Acoustics Academy
In the U.S., people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, which makes a safe, pleasant and productive indoor building environment a critical component of healthy living. With acoustics one of the key factors influencing indoor environmental quality (IEQ), optimizing acoustic comfort—the state of contentment with acoustic conditions—takes on increased weight as it impacts the health, well-being and overall satisfaction of building occupants. This webinar will look at the importance of good acoustics for IEQ and will provide strategies to help architects and designers balance cost, aesthetics and sustainability with the need for interior acoustical quality for maximum occupant comfort.
The presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion focused on how these projects address several key issues.
- Explain how the incorporation of good acoustics fits into the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) construct to support building occupant health, safety, well-being and productivity.
- Describe the purpose and importance of interior acoustic comfort in the built environment.
- Assess interior acoustical products, systems, and materials that can contribute to acoustic comfort and, thereby, increase occupant well-being and satisfaction.
- Discuss the details of various acoustical strategies such as noise reduction and sound absorption described in specific case studies that can be used to balance cost efficiency, building standards, aesthetic requirements, and sustainable building practices with a need for maximum occupant health, safety and overall comfort.