TABS – (Thermal Mass vs Acoustics)

Sustainable building practices are here to stay and the number of building projects involving Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) is growing rapidly. However from an office-worker’s perspective, exposed concrete walls and ceilings create acoustic environments where it’s virtually impossible to communicate and concentrate.

This detailed TABS Knowledge Guide explains how acoustic ceiling coverage impacts the cooling efficiency.


Bringing the experts together – Sound of Cool

The challenges and possibilities in combining TABS with sound absorbers, and what benefits this combination brings to the workplace, was discussed at the TABS Expert Meeting (part of the World Green Building Week 2014).  The aim was to find a common view that creates not only sustainable buildings but also sustainable work environments that support people’s performance and wellbeing.

Go to the  “Sound of Cool” website to find all the details including agenda, press releases and more.


Watch the presentations and interviews from the TABS Expert Meeting – Sound of Cool: