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High Environmental Quality (HQE), the GIAcADEME approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18530109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The "Haute Qualite Environnementale" HQE concept is increasingly important for French building. The French acoustics consultants association, GIAc, has been working, with the ADEME's support in order to define acoustically a building that aims to be HQE. The approach is to come back to the analysis of a building acoustics situation: the activity developed in a room generates a sound which can disturb activities held in surrounding rooms. In return, this very activity requires quietness to be held in adequate conditions. If we define rules allowing quantification of this aggressivity and sensitivity, we can deduce the insulation criteria corresponding to the quality we are looking for. The main advantage of this method is the homogeneity it induces on the different criteria, which were usually defined independently one from the other. Many present situations show that the equilibrium between acoustic criteria is at least as important as their absolute values. Even though this approach has not been included in the QEB reference book, it can be used to validate the absolute values, to extend the qualification to other kinds of rooms, and also to adapt objective criteria to different situations.
Eric Gaucher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3203     Citation Subset:  IM    
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