Tag: TABS

Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) and 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 cooling […]

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Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe – “What is Indoor Environment Quality without acoustics?”

“Stepping beyond traditional boundaries, (re)creating healthy buildings”, was the slogan or motto of the recently organised Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe. http://hb2015-europe.org/ This conference was organized by ISIAQ.nl (http://www.isiaq.nl/v2/isiaq/) and the Eindhoven University of Technology (https://www.tue.nl/en/), under the auspices of ISIAQ International (http://www.isiaq.org/). Experts covered knowledge areas regarding Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ). More than 360 abstracts […]

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TABS Expert Meeting – Sound of Cool filmed presentations now available!

Keynote speakers: Susan Roaf of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh / Andrew Parkin of Cundall, UK The filmed presentations from the  recent TABS Expert Meeting held on 25-26th September near Helsingborg are now available here. TABS stands for Thermally Activated Building System and is a design engineering approach for maintaining good thermal comfort in buildings, although unfortunately […]

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TABS Expert Meeting held in Sweden

The first TABS Expert Meeting of it’s kind was held on 25-26th September near Helsingborg. TABS stands for Thermally Activated Building System and is a design engineering approach for maintaining good thermal comfort in buildings, although unfortunately this is often at the expense of a good acoustic environment. The purpose of the event is to […]

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Grace Academy, Darlaston – thermal mass meets sustainable acoustics

Grace Academy, Darlaston, recently completed by main contractor Kier, was recognised recently for achieving excellent acoustic standards, by a group of high profile architects from across England. The architects visited the Academy to celebrate the successful use of sustainable acoustics within a thermally activated concrete design, which complies with, and in some areas exceeds, BB93, the acoustic […]

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French Acoustic Society Congress In Poitiers

Last week was held in Poitiers (22th – 25th of April ) the annual congress of the French Acoustic Society (Congrès Français d’Acoustique) . As expected it was a rich time for discussion and exchanges.The congress was combine with a musical event following the one organized during Acoustics 2012 in Nantes. The main  motivation of this event […]

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Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World organised by nceub

Last week in the UK was the 8th Windsor Conference, and international event held from 10th – 13th of April in Windsor. Organised by the nceub – Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings Edited by Prof Fergus Nicol, Prof Susan Roaf, Dr Luisa Brotas and Prof Rev Michael Humphreys. Supported by London Metropolitan University […]

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Comfort and performance rewarded – 6ENERGY+

  Thermal performance and acoustic comfort was in the spotlight as 6NERGY+, an innovative net zero energy building in Toulouse (France) was rewarded with the Green Building Solution Awards 2014, organized by  Construction21, the European platform for green building practitioners. Out of 67 buildings and 120 innovative solutions taking part  the public elected “6NERGY+”.  “6NERGY+” is a […]

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Thermally activated building systems (TABS) and high acoustical requirements – at DAGA 2014

  The cooling and temperature stabilization of modern office buildings by thermally activated building systems (TABS) has in recent years in Europe developed into a common building technique. The solution is to adjust the temperature by utilizing the mass of the concrete core structural soffit. This kind of technology is not compatible with fully covered […]

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