An overview of acoustic principles and ways in which sustainable design can be applied to acoustics to extend green design concepts.
Acoustics is a critical component in providing a comfortable listening environment for users and is recognized by several building rating systems for sustainability and health including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, and Passive House. We will overview various ways in which design can be applied to acoustics to extend green design concepts. We will discuss the ABCs of architectural acoustics and the importance of proper acoustic design to the comfort and wellness of occupants across different types of building uses. We will discuss design strategies to help achieve the acoustics requirements of various building rating systems throughout the design and construction process.
The course is taught by Kristen Murphy, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP. Kristen is an Acoustical Consultant / Sustainability Lead at Acentech, a world-class acoustics, technology, and vibration consulting firm. She has over ten years of consulting experience as both an acoustician and expert in sustainability responsible for assisting design teams and clients in incorporating LEED requirements and providing guidance to advancing human health and wellness in buildings. With her architectural training, Kristen’s interest in sustainability and the built environment has been a core thread of her AEC industry experience. She keeps abreast of current acoustical matters and trends in sustainable design and the expanded role of occupant wellness and health, and research on healthy and sustainable acoustical materials. She is a member of Built Environment Plus (BE+) and is an instructor of the Sustainable Acoustics course and has served as an advisor with the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) for the Sound Concept.
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Course ID# 1131194