27 Sep '11, 6pm

#GBNEXT exhibitor, Armstrong, profiles the latest in green acoustics on the Greenbuild blog:

Anita Snader Environmental Sustainability Manager Armstrong Building Products Acoustics is the lowest performing factor in green building design according to ongoing research at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE). The Center has administered post-occupancy evaluations of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) to over 35,000 respondents in over 200 buildings, including LEED-certified buildings. Green buildings were found to be “higher performing” in terms of indoor air quality and lighting, but “lower performing” on acoustics. Moreover, in all buildings surveyed, the level of acoustic satisfaction was rated as the lowest performancefactor of all. So, the question is: “Why do green buildings rate lowest in acoustical performance?” Perhaps the answer is because, with the exception of LEED for Schools and LEED for Healthcare, acoustic...

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