The Tenor team uses the 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) from the International Code Council (ICC) as the core acoustical criteria for many of our clients. This recently published document includes a new and expanded Acoustical Control section; pages 54 – 56. This document is based on ASHRAE 189.1 the Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings. The Acoustical Control section 801.3.3 provides the design guidance 1) Interior background noise levels, which is a combination of mechanical system, building system, and exterior noise intrusion; 2) sound transmission and impact insulation, which defines the acceptable levels of sound isolation and footfall noise impact for both residential and commercial buildings; 3) reverberation time in enclosed rooms; 4) environmental noise from your project to your neighbors; 5) acoustic professionals commissioning or visual inspecting to ensure they meet this high-performance standard.

We are available to educate your team on how to meet these requirements and integrate acoustical solutions into your project.

Contact us to schedule a lunch and learn about this standard and the acoustical performance requirements outlined in other green/sustainable construction standards (LEED v4.1 and WELL Building Standard).