Category: Sustainability

Sustainable Acoustics at Internoise 2022

We continue on giving you highlights and summarise of a variety of subjects from Internoise in Glasgow, enjoy!   Abigail Bristow: From the cost of noise to the value of soundscape The past two decades have seen an ongoing paradigm shift from noise control to soundscaping. Soundscape approaches have been widely applied in traditional noise […]

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Balancing ECOnomy, ECOlogy, ECOsystem – in ECO for Sustainable Design!

  Sustainable design and acoustics goes hand in hand in the new ECO for Sustainable Design magazine – Office Edition. As “Green Buildings” are starting to focus on sustainability; the complete picture with more focus on the people and their health and productivity; we have gathered a potpourri of stories on sustainable acoustic environments such as: Philip Vanhoutte’s […]

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The Next Chapter for Green Building

Health, Wellbeing and Productivity  in Offices World Green Building Council taking the next step towards a “Sustainable Working Environment”, with more focus on the People! The report finds that a range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and job performance […]

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Do you want to shake hands with the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy ?

First, have you been good toward the sound environment lately?  Secondly: If so, do not forget to register to the “Golden Decibel“! For 23 years, the “Golden Decibel” has been rewarding low noise initiatives. In 1991, the CNB (French National Council for Noise Reduction) created the Golden Decibel Award. The purpose is to reward innovative products or […]

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ECO For sustainable Design – OFFICE

The latest ECO for sustainable design is now available online. The Magazine is full of good examples on how to solve acoustic challenges in office environments, as well as testimonials from the people working in the environments created. You can find the digital edition in english here. For other languages / issues click here. To […]

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World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week, organized 17-21 September this year, shone a spotlight on the key role of buildings in conserving resources, saving money and creating jobs while providing healthier places to live, work and play. In September, the WorldGBC united 90 nations representing more than 20,000 organizations as they hold conferences, tours, educational events, and […]

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Acoustics and sustainable building session at Euronoise

Euronoise entrance foyer Murray Hodgson chaired the interesting session focusing on sustainability. It is suprising that this subject and session was not bigger and perhaps also an indication of what still needs to be done to raise awareness and make sure acoustics giving a higher standing in sustainable buildings. Perhaps an opportunity for the acoustical […]

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Acoustics, sustainability and green buildings workshop at EIAS 2011

Peter Rogers (Cole Jarman) – photo by Martin Arvebro EIAS 2011 Workshop: Acoustics, sustainability and green buildings Sustainability has become an underpinning principle of living. Sustainability does not only relate to recycling of materials and reduction of emissions but also acoustic quality matters. In this work shop we wanted to highlight the sustainability especially in […]

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ISSA 2010 symposium on sustainability – Early bird closure date!

Early Bird closure date extended until: Midnight Wednesday 14 July! The New Zealand Acoustical Society is delighted to invite you to attend the International Symposium on Sustainability in Acoustics (ISSA 2010) being held in Auckland, New Zealand 29-31 August 2010. ISSA 2010 is a symposium on sustainability for researchers, practitioners, legislators and local body officers […]

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“What is sustainable acoustics”

The world population has been multiplied by 1000 in 10.000 years. It’s obvious that if we want to safeguard the quality of living for future generations, we need to show environmental awareness and take meausres already today. A definition of sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations […]

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