Noise pollution In recent years, several acoustic studies have noted that the sound environment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is noisy and demanding. The noises are unpredictable and unexpected as they have numerous sources. The extent of the problem is not yet fully understood, but the impact of noise pollution in patient rooms in […]
Hospital corridors – how do they sound?
Standards in Europe Standards and guidelines for room acoustics in healthcare are lacking in general and very few countries have mandatory regulations in this field. And even in countries with guidelines for other public buildings (e.g. schools) healthcare standards – and particularly detailed standards including corridors don’t exist. Just to mention a few – Czech […]
Room Acoustics play an important role in healthcare efficiency
Room acoustics is an important factor to create sound, healing environments. Having a proper indoor climate can raise productivity by more than 15% For more than a decade, ‘Evidence-Based Design (EBD) has been part of our DNA regarding building healthcare facilities. When it comes to the indoor climate we know that lighting, air quality, and […]
Applying low tech, logical thinking to improve indoor acoustic environments – TEDx Film
Recently at TEDx Bristol, local acoustician Ze Nunes of Mach Acoustics had the opportunity to make an interesting presentation about sustainable acoustics. Ze shared his innovative and logical thinking to improve acoustic environments to a wider audience. Ze presented a low tech and cost effective solution to reduce the ingress of external environmental noise for […]
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 […]