December 1, 2009 | Written by: Jeffrey Fullerton

Working Together: Acoustics and Green Design

Although the rewards of building green have been well documented, the acoustics of these projects are not often as thoroughly considered. Green and acoustical design goals can complement each other through energy-efficient and quieter HVAC  and elevator systems, improved thermal and acoustical isolation, and environmentally responsible acoustical materials. These synergies, and several conflicting objectives, are discussed below.

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