A proposed leed standard for indoor acoustical quality

Wayne Jensen, Fischer Bruce, Tim Wentz, Germano Camara

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Acoustical quality of the indoor environment is increasingly being recognized as important in commercial, residential and institutional building design. Unwanted sound is the most prevalent annoyance in many modern structures, leading to increased stress, loss of productivity and decreased quality of life for building occupants. The authors propose a minimum LEED standard for acoustical quality which can be incorporated into initial design or employed as a post-construction evaluation tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Green Building
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustical quality
  • Impact insulation class (IIC)
  • Sound transmission class (STC)
  • Speech privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • General Environmental Science
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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