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You no longer need to choose between green plant walls or sound absorbents, because now there’s plant panels with built-in sound absorbent qualities. Various types of acoustic solutions in office environments and other public spaces are an important part of interior design and contributes to a better sound environment.
Acoustics, the science of sound. This means how sound is generated, how it can be controlled, and above all how sound is perceived in different rooms. Most people can probably relate to how substandard sound absorption can give a long and unwanted reverberation in a room when the sound bounces between floors, ceilings and walls, over and over again. This can be prevented by adding an increased amount of sound absorption to the room so that the sound waves are absorbed and the reverberation time is reduced.
Good sound environment is often associated with a limited reverberation time where the room has been added sound absorption to prevent “echoes” and prevent sound from unwanted spread further in the room. Spaces with subdued reverberation are often perceived as more pleasant, safer and more taken care of.
Why a green wall with sound absorbers?
Today we are veery aware of how closeness to nature affects us, both physically and mentally. Being out in nature can, for example, lead to reduced stress, strengthened cognitive ability and improved mental health. In order to capture our increased interest in nature and its positive effects, more and more people turn to nature and allow themselves to be inspired by it, and hence it´s become important to bring the green elements into our office spaces and public environments.
• Sound absorbers can reduce noise in a room, which can reduce fatigue and stress, as well as increase the ability to concentrate for those staying in the room.
• Sound absorbers counteract the Lombard effect with gradually rising sound levels during calls from speakers trying to compensate for a high background level.
• Sound absorbers can lower the reverberation in a room, which is often experienced as contributing to a more pleasant, warmer, safer and more caring room.