Hearing the Future

The role of stone wool acoustical tiles for innovative IEQ design
Sponsored by ROCKFON
By Erika Fredrickson
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of acoustics in IEQ design of office, healthcare, and learning spaces for occupant health, safety, and well-being.
  2. List some of the current standards with acoustical design requirements that help improve IEQ.
  3. Describe how stone wool acoustical panel can help achieve IEQ goals.
  4. Explain the way building operations and IEQ standards have changed the way offices, schools, and medical centers are designed.

This course is part of the Health and Well-Being Academy

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) has become a gold standard for design. As people head back to the workplace, and schools and medical centers adjust to new standards for the health, safety, and well-being of their occupants, architects must stay on the cutting edge for specifying materials to achieve those designs. Acoustics is one important component of IEQ. This course will look at IEQ design through the lens of acoustics, focusing on learning environments, healthcare, and office spaces. It will feature stone wool acoustical panels as an example of achieving IEQ goals, meeting the latest high standards and guidelines and rising to the challenge of flexible spaces that provide health, safety, and well-being in innovative and high-performance ways.

Hearing Future

Photo Credits: Brandon Stengel, Farm Kid Studios, Inc

ROCKFON Rockfon provides customers with a complete ceiling system offering, combining stone wool ceiling panels with suspension grid systems, metal ceiling solutions, and now wood ceilings. Our products help create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Easy to install and durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire while making a constructive contribution toward a sustainable future.


Originally published in July 2022