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Optimizing acoustics with stone wool ceilings

Grundfos, a global leader in water technology based in Bjerringbro, Denmark, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for its new Global Water Utility Headquarters—the highest available building certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Advanced stone wool ceilings for acoustical performance were key to the LEED Platinum certification.

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Specifying suspended acoustic baffles

While many design options exist (e.g. baffles, banners, islands, and clouds), the use of NRC rating as a performance metric does not. The sound-absorbing performance of these individual, hanging acoustic objects is not quantified using NRC. Instead, their absorption is characterized using sabins, the unit of sound absorption.

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