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Rockfon stone wool acoustic ceiling and wall solutions help create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Discover how the Rockfon acoustics approach helps you design to standards like LEED, WELL, and FGI.

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The Importance of Cleanliness and Safety

Children are often the most susceptible to pollutants emitted from building materials. This is because children breathe in more air and, as a result, are absorbing more chemicals that can be harmful to their growing bodies. Since most children spend the majority of their year inside school buildings, these projects deserve extra attention for IAQ.

 

 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency found that up to half of the schools in the U.S. have problems linked to poor indoor air quality.3 Rockfon offers a solution with products that are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low VOCs.

Rockfon Education Range

 High sound absorption
 Repel water and resist the growth of mold and mildew
 Improved natural daylighting​
 Moisture and Impact Resistant

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Design That Invites and Inspires


New findings suggest that design, including color and lighting, can impact student progress ove the course of the academic year by 25%.4 With flexible solutions that offer different colors, shapes and surfaces, Rockfon helps bring inspiring design to the ceiling.

At Rockfon, we are also dedicated to building a better future, which is why we take great pride in our sustainability practices. Creating a green school not only lessens its environmental impact, it also costs less to operate over the life of the building. Our stone wool products are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low VOCs, and our ceiling solutions can contribute to meeting green building standards, including LEED v4.1. Furthermore, our third-party Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) help specifiers make informed decisions.

At Rockfon, we're dedicated to contributing to a sustainable future during every step of our process - from sourcing to production to logistics.

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A Lesson in Acoustics

What if as a student you could hear only 75 percent of the words spoken to you?  What if as a ______ you could ___ only 75 percent of the ____ spoken to you?  

Airplanes flying overhead, students passing through the halls and reverberation combine to form classroom noise. The acoustics inside education spaces have been proven to impact everything, from the ability of students to focus and understand teachers, to motivation, sleep and teacher job satisfaction.5 Designing a space that promotes learning requires optimized acoustics that consider the purpose of the space and sources of noise. Using materials with high Noise Reduction Coefficients (NRC) ensures sound absorption that reduces noise levels and reverberation time, ultimately improving speech intelligibility and acoustic comfort. Rockfon stone wool and metal ceiling solutions are purpose-built to provide optimal acoustic performance in complex spaces by providing superior sound absorption with NRC ratings up to 0.95.

From Concept to Classroom

Optimal acoustic design can be accomplished with three steps:  

      1. Select a Rockfon suspended ceiling tile to optimize acoustic absorption.

2. Where needed, use wall or plenum barriers to optimize sound insulation.

3. Ensure background sound level is within the desired range.  

Natural Light and Eye-Catching Design


Natural light
color and overall appearance play an important role in designing a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing learning environment.

A study revealed that design, including color and light, can impact student progress by 25%.6  To create a more conducive learning space, traditional ceilings can be upgraded with white stone wool tiles that have a smooth, modern aesthetic. With contentment and productivity being linked to natural light, a ceiling solution must offer the ideal amount of reflectance.7 Our stone wool ceiling tiles and panels reflect up to 86% of all available light, limiting hot spots and glare. 

Colorful panels, linear and curved shapes and materials that include a smooth or lightly textured finish, and solid or perforated metal can add interest while maintaining performance. Rockfon ceiling products offer the design freedom to create spaces that invite and inspire learners.

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Safety and Sustainability

The right ceiling creates a happy and healthy environment for years to come.

Above all else, learning environments must be safe. Withstanding extreme temperatures of 2150°F (1177°C), stone wool does not easily melt, burn or create significant smoke. Rockfon’s ceiling tiles are best-in-class for fire and smoke safety, ensuring the strictest requirements are met with a maximum Flame Spread Index of 0 and a maximum Smoke Development Index of 5. All our stone wool ceiling panels are UL tested for fire performance.

An Ideal Environment

In schools, moisture poses risks to both the safety and durability of ceilings. If ceiling tiles are affected by humidity, they risk mold growth and sagging tiles. In one Illinois school, mold issues forced it to close for 18 months and spend over $29 million in mold removal.8 Ceiling systems can play an important role in lessening the risk of mold issues.

 

Stone wool is naturally moisture resistant and lacks the nutritional properties to support harmful microorganisms, like mold and bacteria. Not only does this maintain indoor air quality, which is important when building for vulnerable populations, it reduces maintenance costs. Rockfon’s ceiling tiles won’t need replacing due to mold concerns or sag caused by moisture. Rockfon is committed to creating ceiling solutions that put safety first without sacrificing longevity or maintenance needs. 

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