Comfort in buildings is one of the most requested value
to reach. Today, designers have to deal with so many technical features
including outer appearance, air-conditioning, structural layouts, acoustic
insulation and inner treatments, materials bio-compatibility, material recycling
and reuse, water wasting and so on. In the same time, costumers want to buy
buildings which won’t cost a lot in terms of heating and cooling as in the
past. Besides, every single apartment, loft, office etc., even if there are
many of them in a single building, has to be very quiet.Voluntary
or compulsory standards, protocols and state laws lead the designers throughout
the project and in some cases to the final in field tests too. Nevertheless,
different sort of calculations, leading philosophy, expected results, parameters
and tags are included in order to achieve the final aims.In this
paper, energy efficiency and acoustic performances of buildings are discussed,
proposing and comparing designing solutions for a specific case study.
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