Acoustic comfort is the well being perceived by a building occupant in regards to the acoustic quality of their environment. Acoustics have the ability to reduce the occupant productivity by 22%, as listed in the WELL building guide. Despite its impact, this metric is typically considered only when the project type is a theater or auditorium. One great factor of acoustic comfort is fa├žade materiality. Providing noise reducing insulation or materials with similar properties, architects can minimize intruding noises and enable tenant concentration and communication.

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