Classroom Acoustics

Standards

 

Since the 1990's the Acoustical Society of America has taken a leadership role in promoting improved acoustics in classrooms. ASA has published two American National Standards on this subject. These two standards were developed by ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee S12, Noise. They are available for immediate download from the ASA Online Store at no cost. You will be asked to establish a user name and password but no credit information need be supplied since there is no cost.

ANSI/ASA S12.60-2010/Part 1 American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools,  Part 1: Permanent Schools.
 

 

ANSI/ASA S12.60-2009/Part 2 American National Standard Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools,  Part 2: Relocatable Classroom Factors. 

 

Booklets

 

The ASA has published three booklets on Classroom Acoustics topics that can be downloaded for free by clicking the booklet icons.

 

Classroom Acoustics I – A resource for creating learning environments with desirable listening conditions. 
   
Classroom Acoustics II – Acoustical barriers to learning. 
   
Classroom Acoustics for Architects- A companion booklet for ANSI/ASA S12.60.