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Workshops

Acoustics, ventilation and overheating: holistic façade design

Natural ventilation is an important low-carbon tool for avoiding overheating in buildings. However, the presence of an open window can compromise the acoustic performance of the façade, forcing the occupant to choose between thermal and acoustic comfort. This workshop will consider simple design solutions to create a balance between acoustic and thermal performance.

Natural ventilation is an important low carbon tool for avoiding overheating in buildings. However, the presence of an open window can compromise the acoustic performance of the façade, forcing the occupant to choose between thermal and acoustic comfort.

This workshop will consider simple design solutions to create a balance between acoustic and thermal performance, and how adding shading or choosing suitable glazing types can decrease the ventilation requirements for overheating - thus decreasing noise ingress.

To book your place, please email rsaw@riba.org or call 029 2022 8987.

Speaker

Ze Nunes, Managing Director, MACH Group.

Core curriculum topics:

  • Sustainable architecture
  • Design, construction and technology 
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