INDOOR ENVIRONMENT QUALITY
DID YOU KNOW...
We spend on average 90% of our time in buildings. The right balance of acoustic, thermal and visual comfort together with
good air quality improves workplace productivity and learning outcomes.
The light reflectance of the ceiling, floor and wall surfaces play the second most important role for overall illumination
of the room, thus also directly affecting working comfort and productivity.
A well designed ceiling with high light reflectance improves space illumination, allowing for fewer light fixtures, a reduced
electrical light output, lower maintenance costs and a reduced cooling load.
- High light reflectance ceilings, such as ULTIMA or PERLA, enhance the benefits of indirect lighting by improving overall lighting uniformity, returning up to 90% of the light back
into the space, compared to 75% with standard ceilings.
- Island ceilings, such as ULTIMA or OPTIMA CANOPIES, installed over a working place improve the light reflection for better comfort for the end user.
Specifying high light reflectance ceilings contributes to LEED®, BREEAM and Ska credits.
In all types of spaces, choosing the right acoustical solutions will enhance the end user's needs and overall comfort.
With acoustics, you need to determine whether intelligibility, concentration or confidentiality is required? Armstrong can
help you find the right acoustic solution for your space. You can choose from a wide portfolio of products such as Armstrong
canopies or standard suspended ceiling solutions.
Armstrong acoustical ceilings reduce noise levels in interior spaces, allowing for an optimum balance of high performance
sound absorption and room to room sound attenuation to maximise / minimise speech intelligibility as appropriate. Armstrong
offers the largest range of acoustical solutions, with reflective products, absorptive products (up to 1.00 alpha w with OP range & OPTIMA), and room to room sound attenuation performance dB range (up to 43dB for ULTIMA dB planks).
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The thermal mass of the buildings structure absorbs daytime thermal gains and then, during the night time, the heat stored
in the thermal mass of the building is released back to the room. There needs to be ‘contact’ between the air within the room
and the buildings thermal mass in order for thermal transfer to occur.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Increasing attention is being given to the quality of the indoor environment and the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds
(VOCs) within it.
In this respect, Armstrong offers a wide selection of ceiling systems with safe and low emissions.
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In certain areas, it is essential to limit the number of airborne particles by creating a Clean Room-type environment using
products certified in accordance with ISO 14644-1.
Armstrong offers solutions for areas requiring minimal to the most stringent requirements: BIOGUARD, PARAFON HYGIEN, CLEAN ROOM FL, PERLA OP.
Armstrong ceilings do not favour the development of fungi/mould or yeast and the products can be used in any general area.
The BIOGUARD products have additional components which prevent the build-up of virulent strains of bacteria, moulds and yeasts.
The frequency and method of cleaning of a ceiling varies from one application to another. All products can be cleaned with
a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner.