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Sustainable design and acoustics at ICA 2007 in Madrid

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Alexis Kurtz from Arup Acoustics in New York presented a paper on the issue of sustainable and/or green buildings. She exposed a valuable overview of various green building rating systems globally. Sustainable design covers more than just environmental aspects – it also includes economic and societal benefits, she claims. Acoustics is often not included, leading to poor acoustic conditions in green buildings.

An overview of current rating systems for green buildings:

BREEM
LEED
Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC)
HQE
CASBEE (in English)

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