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 façade 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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