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Can Open Offices with Glass Office Fronts Provide Speech Privacy?

Some 80 percent of offices these days are “open” , featuring plenty of glass office fronts, shared workspaces and few private offices.  The most common complaints about this popular office design are distractions and the lack of speech privacy, due to having fewer walls and partitions to block sound. Survey after survey reveals that the lack of speech privacy and confidentiality is a major issues, creating employee dissatisfaction among nearly 70% of respondents.

On the other hand, designers and occupants alike give high ratings to natural light allowed by glass office fronts and the unique, creative environments that can be created with them. So how do you get the best of both worlds? Elegant, transparent and collaborative, but still equipped with the ability to maintain acoustical comfort and privacy? A highly effective and economical  solution is to install a sound masking system the office space.

Sound masking is the addition of an unobtrusive background sound into an environment that covers up excess noise. Small speakers that emit the sound are placed in the ceiling or mounted to posts, and the background noise  makes it such that conversations within a certain range can no longer overheard. Sound masking allows companies to retain their open-office vision and include prolific glass office fronts in the space, while ensuring the environment is still an acoustically comfortable place to work that offers privacy to employees..  As more businesses move to more collaborative and beautiful open spaces that feature glass office fronts, sound masking should continue to be an important part of the design process.

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Nello Signature Project Featured in Contract Magazine

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MetLife’s new headquarters building at 200 Park Avenue in New York City, one of Nello’s signature projects, was recently featured in Contract Magazine! Read the full article and view the images here:  http ...

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On Friday June 2, Nello Wall Systems premired its latest CEU course, "Safe & Secure: Designing Glass Office Fronts With a Clear Vision". at the AIA-DC's Lunch & Learn. More than 50 architects were in attendance ...

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On Friday, June 2nd, join AIA|DC and Nello Wall Systems for lunch and CEU credits as we discuss the challenges and solutions for glass office designs. Over the past decade, the beauty, light transmission ...

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Nello Signature Project Featured in Contract Magazine

6/12/2017

MetLife’s new headquarters building at 200 Park Avenue in New York City, one of Nello’s signature projects, was recently featured in Contract Magazine! Read the full article and view the images here:  http ...

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Join Nello at the Next BisNow DC Event on June 27th!

6/12/2017

Get the scoop on the future of the DC office, retail, and multi-family market. Details here:  https://www.bisnow.com/events/washington-dc/Washington-DC-State-of-the-Market-821. We'll see you there!

 

 

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Nello Draws A Huge Crowd at Latest Lunch & Learn

6/5/2017

On Friday June 2, Nello Wall Systems premired its latest CEU course, "Safe & Secure: Designing Glass Office Fronts With a Clear Vision". at the AIA-DC's Lunch & Learn. More than 50 architects were in attendance ...

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On June 2nd, Join Us for Lunchtime Learning....and Ice Cream!

5/22/2017

On Friday, June 2nd, join AIA|DC and Nello Wall Systems for lunch and CEU credits as we discuss the challenges and solutions for glass office designs. Over the past decade, the beauty, light transmission ...

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Join Nello at the Next BisNow DC Event on June 27th!

Join Nello at the Next BisNow DC Event on June 27th!

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