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Short overview of acoustic building performance standards

More and more, acoustical performance of buildings is described in standards and norms. These are useful documents for expressing requirements and expectations regarding the acoustics. Here is a short overview, gathering standards addressing single building types as well as more general standards (in order of publication). All of them are available in English (original or english version). Please help us to complete the list by posting a comment.

France
NF S31-080:2006 Acoustics – Offices and associated areas – Acoustic performance levels and criteria by type of area
Norway
NS 8175:2005 Acoustic conditions in Buildings – sound classification of various types of buildings
Finland
SFS 5907:2004 Acoustic Classification of Buildings
Germany
DIN 18041:2004 Acoustical quality in small to medium-sized rooms
United Kingdom
BB 93 (2003) Acoustic Design of Schools
USA
ANSI S12.60-2002 American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools
Sweden
SS 025268:2001 Acoustics – Sound classification of spaces in buildings – Institutional premises, rooms for education, preschools and leisure-time centres, rooms for office work and hotels
Australia / New Zealand
AS/NZS 2107:2000 Recommended design sound levels and reverberation times for building interiors

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