Install sound masking systems in the plenum space above the ceiling to increase the ambient background sound level. Research shows sound masking systems have resulted productivity gains of nearly 40 percent, stress reduction of up to 27 percent, and job satisfaction increases of more than 125 percent. More advice on sound masking from Earl Vickers can be found here.
Stricter California Lighting Standards Take Effect
The state of California’s updated Title 24 energy efficiency standards went into effect July 1. Commercial integrators should familiarize themselves with the changes, as well as how to capitalize on this push for greater lighting and energy savings.