ANSI Sound Standard (S12.60-2002): More Harm Than Good?

May 2005
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Spring2005 Supplement, Vol. 77, p28
Reports on the disadvantages of the American National Standards Institute's Sound Standard S12.60-2002 for Classroom Acoustics to schools in the U.S. Maximum level of background noise allowed in classrooms; Factors that contribute to the development of a quality learning environment; Implications of the standards for heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractors; Concerns raised against the standards.


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