Acoustics is the invisible element that designers tend to overlook. The LEED system is a program that provides third-party verification of buildings. ICAN Acoustics has extensive consulting experience in LEED Building acoustic design principles. The LEED Building Design scheme aims to provide workspaces and classrooms that promote occupants’ well-being, productivity, and communications through effective acoustic design.
Our services specifically address all acoustic matters relating to the LEED approval process to ensure that best practice design is considered.
It is well recognised in buildings that the indoor environment plays a critical role in building user overall wellbeing due to the huge amounts of time spent indoors in many buildings. It should be no surprise that a buildings acoustic performance will have the ability to positively or negatively influence our health and wellbeing in the long term.
Using the guidance in LEED v4, there are many expanded opportunities to achieve Acoustic Performance credits. ICAN Acoustics recognises that sustainable design principles incorporate acoustical elements to improve building occupant health, safety, functionality, and comfort.
The following elements are considered as part of our acoustic review:
- room noise levels
- sound isolation performance of constructions,
- limiting reverberation time and reverberant noise build-up
- paging, masking and sound reinforcement systems
Projects that cannot meet sections of the requirements due to limited work or historic preservation requirements must meet at least 3 of the above sections and submit a detailed description justifying design decisions.