Achieving optimal comfort requires focusing on design principles and selecting materials that address acoustics, indoor air quality, daylighting, cleanability and more — everything occupants see, hear, and feel. Some of the most significant contributors to the aesthetics and performance of interior spaces are ceilings and walls. Today’s architectural ceiling and wall solutions are sophisticated products that play an enormous role in occupant comfort. This course will explore how architects and designers can improve occupant health and well-being through the use of acoustic ceiling and wall systems in the built environment (more specifically in offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities, where people spend a great deal of time).
- Explore how architects and designers can improve occupant health, comfort, and well-being and how WELL v2 helps to meeting this growing demand.
- Assess the impact of acoustics on occupant health, comfort, and well-being in spaces where occupants spend prolonged periods of time such as offices, classrooms, and healthcare facilities.
- Examine how to improve occupant health and well-being with architectural ceiling and wall products.
- Explore an education case study where biophilic design enhanced a community school while addressing acoustical challenges.
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of occupant health and well-being design.