"Acoustics in Green Buildings", presented by ASA

  • 31 Oct 2011
  • 7:00 PM
  • Town & Country Hotel, San Diego CA

"Acoustics in Green Buildings", presented by ASA at the 162nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in San Diego, California

During the 162nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) a tutorial presentation on "Acoustics of Green Buildings" will be given by Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen, of the Illinois Institute of Technology.  This presentation takes place on the first night of the meeting on 
- Monday, 31 October at 7:00 p.m.  

The Technical Committee in Architectural Acoustics would like to extend an invitation to USGBC's audience.  Current fees are $15/$25 for early/on-site registration.
Students get 50% discount in both cases.

Please see ASA San Diego Meeting Schedule , specifically the Monday Evening Acoustics in Green Buildings session, for further information and to register for the event.  THIS SESSION IS PRESENTED BY THE "ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA", AND YOUR ATTENDANCE MUST BE REGISTERED THROUGH THE ASA-SD, AND NOT USGBC-SD.  See below for session's abstract.
Feel free to contact our local USGBC/ASA member Tyrone Hunter, via email at THunter@HaveBalance.net .

As the world realizes the considerable environmental impacts of building construction and operation, a strong movement to create more sustainable buildings, i.e. "green" buildings has developed.  While energy and resource use of green buildings is reduced and some indoor environmental conditions are improved, the acoustics of green buildings are often ignored and are frequently worse than in conventional buildings.  In this tutorial presentation, the sustainable building movement is reviewed, the major design differences between green and conventional buildings are explained, and the impact of green design on acoustics is explored.  There will be animations and auralizations to help attendees better understand acoustic impacts of green building design choices.  Finally, lest ye think all is bad, the presentation will discuss solutions to the green building acoustic problem and present some of the positive impacts of green buildings can have on acoustics.


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