Thermal, visual and acoustic requirements in buildings.

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SeriesBuilding Research Establishment Digest -- 226
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Sections 2–4 explain the basic principles governing thermal, visual and acoustic comfort, covering key Thermal and the main design criteria. Section 5 provides guidance on the information that may be needed when deciding on comfort requirements.

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DESIGN REQUIREMENTS The primary design objective for any building envelope is to sustain conditions of thermal, visual and acous-tic comfort with minimum energy consumption6.

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CHAPTER 3 Building Acoustics PURPOSE The purpose of this chapter is to provide codes, recommendations and guidelines for fulfilling acoustical requirements in buildings. SCOPE This chapter specifies planning and design codes, recommendations and guidelines on spatial, architecturalFile Size: KB.

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