David Hamlyn and Aimée Smith will present this seminar as part of the S-Lab Conference, 2-3 April 2019, in Birmingham UK.
Laboratory buildings have many hazardous and odorous exhausts, including from fume cupboard, vivaria, and diesel generators. Many of these sources are also significant sources of noise.
Re-entry of emissions into building air supply, and annoying levels of noise, can adversely impact the health and well-being, comfort, productivity, and job satisfaction of users, and the recruitment and retention of staff and tenants by universities, science parks and other organisations. They are also at variance with the WELL Building Standard®.
Considering the noise performance and exhaust dispersion behaviour holistically can avoid these adverse impacts, and provide an optimised design strategy for the rooftop equipment. Different approaches to evaluating and modelling noise levels and exhaust dispersion will be discussed, with specific examples of how a holistic approach has created benefits.