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 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 already 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.

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


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