The World Green Building Council cites recent studies showing that as much as 90% of the total operating cost for a company are employee salary and benefits compared to 1% for energy costs.

With such a significant investment in staff, companies are increasing focused on developing spaces that provide the necessary privacy and comfort for their employees. The issues of sound isolation, speech privacy, and distraction control must be successfully managed to achieve these goals.

This can be accomplished by implementing solutions via sound isolation of private spaces, mitigation of noise created by building systems and vibration, and identifying sound-absorptive finishes for use within open areas and meeting spaces.