Performance review of indoor noise criteria

Lily M. Wang, Erica E. Bowden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


Currently there are a number of indoor noise criteria used to quantify the level of background noise in rooms, including Noise Criteria (NC), Balanced Noise Criteria (NCB), Room Criteria (RC), Room Criteria Mark II (RC Mark II) and others. This paper reviews the pros and cons of each of these and then compares the values measured in existing classrooms in the Omaha area. The authors are in the process of subjectively comparing these various criteria to determine which method best correlates with human perception. The subjective testing methods and preliminary results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding Integration Solutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference
EditorsM. Lui
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0784406995, 9780784406991
StatePublished - 2003
EventBuilding Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 20 2003

Publication series

NameArchitectural Engineering, Building Integration Solutions


ConferenceBuilding Integration Solutions: Proceedings of the Architectural Engineering 2003 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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