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Acoustic comfort

A ‘comfortable’ acoustic environment can be defined by the quality of sounds we want to hear and the absence of sounds we don’t want to hear.

Taking these challenges into account when designing a building is key for the comfort and wellbeing of its users.

Air tightness

Achieved by controlling air, water and water vapour flows, especially around thermal bridges, electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, lighting fixtures etc. It improves the efficiency of heating and ventilation systems making the building more cost-efficient.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

An area of countryside in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which has been designated for conservation due to the significant value of its landscape.

Artificial light

Refers to any light source that is produced by electrical means. They are often used as a supplement or replacement for natural light.