Pay attention to acoustics!
Architects often make the mistake of overlooking
the importance of acoustics as a vital part of their projects.
Why Are Acoustics Necessary?
Sound-buffering results are only as good as the level of acoustics introduced. Noise disturbs comfort, privacy, concentration, conversation and most of all productivity. Being able to concentrate while working, to hear the spoken word clearly in a church or synagogue or to have a quiet home environment are all aspects of sound-buffering acoustics properties and vital in creating an ideal and appreciated environment.
Hard, reflective surfaces cause echo and reverberation throughout the space. Sound transmissions from room to room, unaddressed acoustically, detract from a well-designed environment. Un-buffered sound also kills efficient productivity of those working within the space.
In the work environment, if employees are unable to concentrate due to noise or unwanted sound interference they may become inefficient and productivity lessened. It takes many times more effort to accomplish the same task in a noisy environment compared to acoustically correct space. Office environments with excessive noise levels reduce concentration. Companies may find they are throwing away millions of dollars each year as a result of low productivity due to noise distraction.
Excessive noise levels have become a way of life in our modern environment. Machinery, increased numbers of people in the workplace, telephones, cell phones, computers, open office spaces, building noises and outside influences have all contributed to this problem.
Add to this, sick-building syndrome; polluted by dangerous, degraded fiberglass dust, the health consequences are unimaginable. Understanding the hazards of using fiberglass should be a priority before you plan your project.
Unique Features of QuietGreen Technologies Products & Services
QuietGreen Technologies professionals can tune any room to anyone's individual hearing ability and needs including theaters, places of worship, teleconferencing rooms and offices, any room, anywhere! Our clients include most Fortune 500 companies, NGO's, military offices which require complete privacy and protection from eavesdropping. The materials are LEEDS qualified - contain no asbestos or fiberglass.
Acoustic Services for Architects, Builders, and Property Owners
Interior acoustics, in conjunction with visual design. are the earmarks of a great architect's ability to create an ideal environment.
Property owners often ask architects, after the completion of the project, "Why didn't you think about acoustics for space? My people can't concentrate. Now we have to invest more money to fix the problem... after the fact !”
Architects: We offer our services with no acoustic consulting fee. If your client rejects the proposal for acoustical or insulation work, you are now not liable for sound issues as a result. Our ability to analyze and offer an ideal program is an asset to your project.
There's no excuse for any architect to be acoustically liable after the completion of a project. Unfortunately, a majority of our new clients contact us after-the-fact when sound problems become apparent. Acquiring after-budget dollars for retrofitting is a difficult process but becomes necessary if a client is unhappy with the results despite the success of the visual appearance of the environment. To avoid this costly mistake, QuietGreen Technologies acoustical programs and products should be introduced during the design phase.
Builders and Property Owners: QuietGreen Technologies Products offer high acoustic and insulation performance, energy and cost savings, are visually superior and planet safe. Address acoustical concerns and insist on a QuietGreen Technologies free space analysis. Our results are guaranteed. Incorporating QuietGreen Technologies for acoustics during the initial planning stages of a project assures successful, effective, sound-buffering results.
Why Quiet Rooms Green is the Preferred Choice
Sound-buffering results are only as good as the level of acoustics introduced. Visually, factory-type panels may look suitable for industrial applications but will win no magazine awards nor garner attention. QuietGreen Technologies panels create beautiful, functional rooms with superior acoustical properties.
Hawkeye Global also manufactures and installs acoustical products behind the drywall to prevent sound transmission and reduce energy costs. Our newest product combines acoustic and insulation materials, 'fine-tuned' as a customized program.
Soundproofing: QuietGreen Technologies also offers internal structural acoustics addressing soundproofing and sound transmission prevention for theaters and environments requiring intense solutions. In addition to private residences, public building benefits from control of sound interference. Negative effects from noise, especially in closed environments, has become a health hazard and is a top priority for true Eco or green buildings.
The Southern Medical Journal stated: In 1974, in an attempt to protect public health and welfare against the adverse effects of noise, the EPA published so-called safe levels of environmental noise that would permit normal communication both in and out of doors. Noise pollution interferes with the ability to comprehend normal speech and may lead to a number of personal disabilities, handicaps, and behavioral changes. These include problems with concentration, fatigue, uncertainty, lack of self-confidence, irritation, misunderstandings, decreased working capacity, disturbed interpersonal relationships, and stress reactions. Some of these effects may lead to increased accidents, disruption of communication in the classroom, and impaired academic performance. Particularly vulnerable groups include children, the elderly, and those not familiar with the spoken language. 2007 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/554566_3
Safety: Today, most acoustical products are made with fiberglass whose airborne particles are harmful to breathe without the use of a proper respirator as per OSHA. These products are linked to health problems and sick building syndrome. These products are present in many places where we live and work. Older acoustical panels had asbestos and fiberglass. We can identify and remove these acoustical products and replace them with our environmentally safe acoustical products so everyone can breathe safely.
Pre-made fiberglass panels are limited in acoustical function aside from the dangerous fiberglass dust they create. QuietGreen Technologies acoustic and insulation materials are molds and mildew free, non-toxic & safe for skin contact. Unlike dangerous fiberglass, QuietGreen Technologies acoustic materials will not degrade and permeate an environment or create residual, airborne contaminants. Learn more:
Product Specification: Most acoustical consultants have very little knowledge of interior acoustics because they don't make or install the acoustical products they specify. They can't acoustically test the rooms before, during and after the installation or tune the room to guarantee results. They give you a thick paper pile of statistical nonsense that you won't understand and charge a lot of money for it. They specify some other company's product that they haven't personally tested to be sure that the NRC or STC ratings for the panels are correct but offer no guarantees. If the results are incorrect, are they prepared to offer repairs? They point their finger at the acoustic panel manufacturer and take no responsibility. QuietGreen Technologies products are LEEDS qualified, they do not contain asbestos or fiberglass.
Product Safety: Fiberglass - based acoustical panels are still being specified by many acoustical consultants. This creates dangerous airborne particles as fiberglass dust (as identified by OSHA). Why use such an unnecessary, dangerous product to begin with? The habitat of the space will unknowingly pay the price. Visit our Dangers of Fiberglass page to learn more about the serious health complications of fiberglass dust, particulate, mold and mildew and other byproducts of using fiberglass materials for insulation and acoustics.
A 40 Year History of Outstanding Results
Hawkeye Global's acoustical installations have appeared in over 250 publications worldwide over the last 30 years. A small number QuietGreen Technologies products projects may be seen in below. A key component to many architects, interior designers, and builders, QuietGreen Technologies acoustical products installations are considered an industry standard for environmentally safe, sound-buffering interiors.