When identifying the causes of undesired noise in a classroom, professionals often focus on walls, ceilings and doors but forget that HVAC systems also contribute to poor acoustics. The Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) indicates that HVAC systems have added to distracting background noise in classrooms. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association supports the concept, stating that “reducing noise and reverberation in any space used for learning is important.”
Our new webinar Optimizing Classroom Acoustics to Overcome HVAC Noise explains the basic principles of sound and common sound measurements. Field research on the effects of HVAC noise in the classroom will be presented with particular focus on the relationship between signal to noise ratio and speech intelligibility. We’ll also cover the common standards driving the design of education spaces, including LEED and ASHRAE.
After the course, participants should feel comfortable presenting data supported acoustical product and HVAC designs to public and private clients.
Please join us on Wednesday, June 22 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET for 1.0 AIA LU/HSW and 1.0 GBCI credit. Content presented by Bob Marshall, Marketing Technical Services for CertainTeed Ceilings.