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Classroom Acoustics: Design and Standards in the USA

(ANSI Standard S12.60-2010)

Carl J. Rosenberg(Acentech Incorporated USA)

The presentation will describe the background and development leading to current standards in the U.S. for classroom acoustics. Topics will include the detailed criteria for limits on reverberation time, acceptable background sound levels, and necessary sound isolation performance. The presentation will also address other acoustics criteria based on energy conservation, future directions, and related tools for acoustical analysis.