Tuesday, 4 October 2016

London Green Register bite size session, Thursday 13th October: Window Design and Acoustics

Find out how to take a green, forward thinking approach to all aspects of building acoustics including window design.

In this bite size session, Ze Nunes, founder of MACH Acoustics, has been invited to present some lessons learned from lecturing & studying at the University of Bath (MSc in Sustainable Architecture and Phd “In the Visualization of Sound”). Ze has recently published two hugely significant books 'Sustainable Acoustics' and 'The Future of Windows'. Signed copies of both books will be available subject to printing dates being achieved.
MACH Acoustics recognises the importance of noise control through window design. Where simple traditional design limits the use of open windows, MACH have now developed a range of unique software tools to help overcome noise break-in in residential buildings, offices and schools to prove that open windows can be used in noisier environments than previously thought.
Ze will demonstrate how to take a green, forward thinking approach to all aspects of building acoustics including window design. Best practice, the latest data, as well as useful ‘sustainable rules of thumb‘ are included in this presentation as well as an introduction into MACH Acoustics’ Web Based Design Tools, showing how best to position a building on site, how to minimise levels of embodied energy and select partitions between rooms. 
Other topics covered include:
·         The importance and ease of Noise Mapping
·         How best to select and design vented facades
·         Overcoming the clashes between acoustics, cross ventilation and heat recovery Performance standards
·         Embodied energy and sound insulation
·         Sustainable ways to control reverberation 
What did delegates say about previous Bite Size sessions?
"The micro session idea is brilliant as full days can be very, very difficult"
"Excellent coverage for both established Green Register members and novices"
"Informed recommendations and some myths debunked"
"Lots of stuff I didn’t know! Enjoyed the interactive format"
All sessions start at 16.45 for registration with training running 17.00 - 19.00.
When
October 13th, 2016 5:00 PM   to   7:00 PM
Location
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX

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