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.
If the importance of proper curing is so well-documented, why is the process marginalized or even skipped? Part of the reason is confusion around the definition of “curing.” Few terms associated with concrete have been so misused, misinterpreted, or misquoted as the term “curing.”
Specifiers and architects seeking to ensure the mechanical equipment noise does not exceed the ceiling system’s ability to attenuate it can use a straightforward method defined in the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute’s (AHRI) Standard 885 (2008), Procedure for Estimating Occupied Space Sound Levels in the Application of Air Terminals and Air Outlets.
The purpose of lighting—both natural and artificial—in the built space has always been to elevate the architectural environment, providing a level of functionality and visual comfort to space occupants.
Synthetic grass appears in commercial landscape applications everywhere, from common areas to sprawling lawns, in every venue you can imagine, be it a hotel, business complex, municipality, event space, sporting field, shopping plaza, or apartment complex.
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