Comprehensive Acoustical Analysis
Acoustic levels can be a key element of high performance indoor environment quality, where building occupants are comfortable and productive. Sound considerations are especially important when designing classrooms and auditoriums as studies indicate that poor acoustics interfere with learning and pose a particular barrier for students with special needs.
To address acoustical performance criteria and design requirements for schools, The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) developed the ANSI/ASA S12.60 standard, for classroom and other learning spaces. Good classroom acoustics can be achieved if they’re considered at the start of a design project, and with early collaboration among school planners, architects, contractors and suppliers.
With HVAC often being the predominant noise source in a classroom, we understand the challenges in designing classrooms that meet student’s unique learning needs for sound. Accurate sound data, acoustical analyses, detailed specifications, appropriate materials, and careful construction can help to assure that the classroom environment adequately limits background noise and reverberation.
Trane Acoustics Program (TAP)
Acoustic levels can be a key element of indoor environment quality, where building occupants are comfortable and productive. Visit Trane.com/TAP for more information. Recommend TAP to your engineering firm today.
- Uses the latest ASHRAE algorithms for modeling acoustical elements such as ductwork and diffusers into the space
- Can be used to meet LEED® for Schools EQ Prerequisite 3 and EQ Credit 9
- Visual modeling of equipment (fans, diffusers, etc.) and building components (ceilings, walls, ductwork, etc.) in each sound path
- Multiple-path analysis — e.g. discharge airborne, discharge breakout and unit-radiated sound
- Calculates NC, RC, and dBA ratings for each path and sum
- Enables a quick comparison of calculated sound levels making it an invaluable tool for new projects as well as troubleshooting problems in an existing system