Credit IEQc9 requires that all occupied spaces should meet the requirements of HVAC background noise and refers to 2011 ASHRAE handbook, chapter 48, table 1. This table gives the maximum HVAC background noise per space for different room types. What if the roomtypes given in my project do not match the room types given in table 1 of the 2011 ASHRAE handbook?
I could look for simularity between the given room types and the used roomtypes, but interpretation could be a risk.Who can help?
Thank you in advance.
Trista BrownProject Director
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January 9, 2018 - 9:33 pm
Hi Ydo, I think using the next closest room type is a good strategy, but if you want to be 100% sure I think you may need to reach out to GBCI. You might get a response here if you tell us more about what room types are in your project, so that folks can weigh in on which ASHRAE room types they're most similar to.
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February 15, 2018 - 5:39 pm
I Agree with Trista, when filling out the acoustic performance calculator you have to select from a list of pre-defined rooms. It is logical to select the closest comparable space.
Green Building Council Georgia
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February 16, 2018 - 6:56 am
I think that the same question and answer procedure is to be followed as for ASHRAE. So, better to ask ASHRAE what happens in such case, and refer to ASHRAE in LEED submission documents...