CISCA Industry Studies

Non-Metal Ceiling Panel PCR -- CISCA, in cooperation with some of its members,

produced a PCR.  Click here for the PCR.

 

 

 

Acoustics in Open Office Situations

       CISCA's white paper outlines the importance of acoustics in open office spaces. 

       Click on the picture to the left or click here to download a copy of the document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Acoustics in Restaurants White Paper

       CISCA's white paper outlines the importance of acoustics in restaurants. 

       Click on the picture to the left or click here to download a copy of the document.

 

 

Acoustics in Healthcare Environments White Paper

CISCA's white paper outlines the importance on acoustics in healthcare is now complete.  This paper draws from a wide variety of papers published on the need for good acoustics in healthcare environments.

Click on the picture to the left for the complete paper.

Click here for a short summary flyer.


ACOUSTICS IN SCHOOLS WHITE PAPER

CISCA's white paper outlining the importance on acoustics in schools is now complete.  This paper draws from a wide variety of papers published on the need for good acoustics and its impact on learning.

Click here for a one page flyer you can publish on your website.  Click on the picture to the left for the complete paper.

Click here for a short summary flyer.

 


CISCA STUDY SHOWS ENERGY SAVINGS FOR CONTINUOUS CEILINGS

New research from CISCA reveals that suspended ceilings can significantly reduce a building's lifetime operating costs through energy and maintenance savings. Our report, "Life Cycle Study: Suspended Ceilings vs. Open Plenum" shows that even though suspended ceilings cost more initially, they can achieve a life-cycle payback in less than 11 months over open-plenum (exposed) designs, depending upon the building type and the region. Suspended ceilings were shown to lower energy costs by 9% to 17%.

The CISCA Life Cycle Study is modeled on two different building types (office and retail) in five different markets, reflecting differences in energy costs, construction/installation costs and climate zones.  Markets included Charlotte, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Orlando and Phoenix.

Click on the picture for a copy of the brochure.

 

If you would like more information, a concise report of the study's highlights is available for download.  For the complete study, or further information, please email us at CISCA@cisca.org or call 630-584-1919.