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Liveliness as a design parameter for open plan offices

  title={Liveliness as a design parameter for open plan offices},
  author={T. Bouwhuis and Theodoor H{\"o}ngens},
Human activity is crucial regarding the sound level in open plan offices. However, design and evaluation standards such as ISO 3382-3, as well as most measurements in office environments, do not take into account how much noise is being produced or acceptable to receive in actual work situations. The Liveliness index classifying sound environments as 'Quiet', 'Tranquil', 'Lively' or 'Turbulent' aims to fill this gap. Different types of work come with different requirements for, or sensitivity… Expand

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