Acoustical evaluation of six 'green' office buildings
Keywords:Design, Electric fault location, Office buildings, Process engineering, Site selection, Acoustical designs, Acoustical evaluations, Acoustical measurements, Acoustical responses, Building orientations, Design processes, External-, Hvac systems, Internal partitions, Lay outs, Walking through
AbstractA investigation was conducted to evaluate six 'green' office buildings acoustically to learn design lessons. It involved a meeting with designers, performing an occupant satisfaction survey, analyzing the acoustical responses, walking through the building, and planning acoustical measurements. The results of the study suggest that improving acoustical environments in 'green' buildings fundamentally requires good acoustical design. This signifies the application in design of existing knowledge, with input from an acoustical specialist from the beginning of the design process. This knowledge relates to site selection and building orientation, to the design of the external envelope and penetrations in it, and to the building lay out and internal partitions. It also relates to the design of the HVAC system, to the appropriate dimensioning of spaces, and to the amount and location of sound-absorbing treatments.
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