Definition, principles & requirements
When environmental goals are more important than ever, improving energy efficiency in buildings presents an immediate opportunity to make our towns and cities healthier, safer and more sustainable.
Passive house designs enable us to build houses that save energy, improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.
As a growing body of evidence reveals the damaging impacts of noise pollution, it’s important that we respond. Good acoustic designs that absorb sound help professionals and students to think and talk more easily, and at the same time create better environments for learning and healing.
We experience a room with all our senses. So shouldn’t architects spend as much time on how a space sounds as they do on how it looks?
The linear “take, make, waste” economic model is reaching its limits. The environment simply does not have the capacity to sustain it any more.