Is the new “Green”, inconsiderate to noise?

“What we found on the top level is that these contemporary workplaces are just very quiet,” said Powell, who is scheduled to present his study at the meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Baltimore on April 19. “The mechanical systems are very, very quiet.”

Add to that the fact that modern workplaces have no clacking typewriters, fewer hugging photocopiers and less noisy office equipment in general, and you end up with lots of silence. Read more:

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