University College London
Speech Title: Green buildings – A sound perspective
Abstract: Green buildings preserve precious natural resources and improve our quality of life. Acoustics deals with sound waves in gases, liquids, and solids and its application is present in almost all aspects of modern society, from both a physical and human perspective. It is, therefore, of great significance to consider how research of acoustics and its applications could become an integrated part of green buildings. In this talk, those are explored in terms of urban sound planning, building-envelop designs, environmental impact of acoustic materials and products, use of natural means for noise reduction, acoustic impacts of sustainable measures, and acoustic comfort. It is concluded that sound environment should be an essential consideration in green buildings.Biography Sketch: Jian Kang is Professor of Acoustics at the Bartlett Faulty of Built Environemnt, University College London (UCL). He obtained his first degree and master degree from Tsinghua University, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in the field for 35+ years, with 80+ research projects, 800+ publications, 90+ engineering/consultancy projects, and 20+ patents. He is President-Elect of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), and he also chairs the European Acoustics Association Technical Committee for Noise and the EU COST Action on Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes. He is a Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Member of Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe.