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Juan Negreira

Juan Negreira

Professional title: Marketing & Tech Manager
Workplace: Ecophon (Spain & Portugal)
Phone number: +34660759566


Practical implications of acoustic design of open plan offices according to ISO 22955:2021

Noise is consistently reported as the number 1 cause of annoyance in offices; it is an underlaying cause of stress and frustration, and it is correlated with a higher number of sick leaves. The new ISO 22955 standard tries to provide a solution, from an acoustic point of view, to the coexistence of two theoretically contradictory realities at the office: oral communication and individual concentration work; also integrating the cognitive dimension of sound. This article discusses the standard, carrying out simulations attempting at correlating the recommended target values with practical design and planning solutions.