Room-Acoustics in Open Space Offices

T. Zeugin
Zeugin Bauberatungen AG
Münsingen, Switzerland

Especially in large offices and call centers the noise pollution of Employees and mutual disturbance is an actual problem. The existing distribution of the sound pressure level in a range of frequency from 100 – 250 Hz show significant noise pollution also at remote workplaces for the current state of the examined large office.

For improvements the influence of compact wideband sound absorbers (BKA’s) of Renz Solutions AG, arranged in the opaque area of the façade as well as in between different workgroups, on distribution of the sound pressure level was examined. Using the additional wideband sound absorbers the following picture shows significant reduced spreading of noise in the office which results in increasing comfort and efficiency of employees.