Posted August 28, 2017

Sustainability Matters

BASWA acoustic is committed to sustainability, from manufacturing to finished product.

We continuously innovate with ecological improvement in mind to conform to our environmental values. BASWA uses natural and recycled materials, optimized production with heat-recovery, and formaldehyde & solvent-free binders.

BASWA Phon Panels contain 92% natural and recycled materials, made from recycled glass; only 8% is synthetic materials. Finish materials contain 95% recycled materials, made from aggregate produced during marble stone extraction. The organic binders are formaldehyde & soluble free.
 
BASWA Systems are VOC free, complying with CA Section 01350. BASWA Finishes offer high light reflectance, with an average light reflectance L Value of 0.91 per ASTM E1477. BASWA Phon System R-values reach 11.66. Cleaning & maintenance of BASWA Systems require no harmful cleaners or chemicals. BASWA acoustic North America offers US Made systems components.
 
As sustainability research continues, BASWA acoustic continues to comply with changing guidelines and regulations; including LEED, WELL, and Portico. HPDs and Declare Labels are available for all products.

All BASWA acoustic system component testing is performed by certified third party labs. Certified test data reports are available upon request.
 
To learn more about BASWA acoustic LEED V4 Certification Contributions, click here

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Posted April 18, 2017

Is Your Work Space Productive?

#HealthyArchitecture

Open offices, originally designed to foster more collaborative work space, have been undermined by the overwhelming noise they produce.  Fortunately, sound absorbing materials allow businesses the ability to reinvigorate productivity, without sacrificing team comradery.

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Posted March 17, 2017

BASWA Sonic Nominated for the Architizer A+Awards

The 2017 Architizer A+ Award Finalists have been announced and for the 3rd straight year, BASWA acoustic has been selected. Public voting for the Popular Choice awards only remains open for three short weeks, closing March 31st. We encourage you to follow the link below, consider submitting your vote for BASWA Sonic, and share your vote on social media. 

BASWA Sonic hi-fidelity flat panel concealed speakers integrate invisibly and seamlessly into any BASWA System, indoors or out, transforming a seamless ceiling into both a robust audio system and high performance sound absorber. Crisp, clear sound in a less reverberant space. Learn more here.

Vote for BASWA Sonic here


Posted February 14, 2017

Designing for Wellbeing

#HealthyArchitecture

#HealthyArchitecture is a commitment to promoting health, wellbeing, and comfort in design. Through the continued innovation of sound absorbing products, BASWA acoustic commits to improving long-term occupant health and wellbeing.

Remedying excessively reverberant spaces prevents the negative effects noise has on human health. Extensive research shows that sound levels of 85 dB or greater are detrimental to human health and not only cause hearing loss, but over an extended period of exposure can also cause elevated blood pressure, loss of sleep, increased heart rate, cardiovascular constriction, and reduced productivity. By decreasing noise pollution in everyday environments such as restaurants, residences, museums, educational institutions, and corporate offices, designers can positively influence healthy living.

#HealthyArchitecture has the power to amplify lives. 

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