The Brazilian performance standard revision. Sumary and next steps



In 2019, the Brazilian Standard NBR 15575: 2013 start a periodical revision process. This standard presents performance criteria for dwellings, such as acoustic, thermal, lighting, durability, etc. During this first enforcement period, some requirements result in divergent interpretations, e.g. difficulties to define the noise class, proposed as a subjective criteria. Technical groups were created to analyze the current text and propose modifications to solve these issues. This article presents an overview of the mains issues related to the acoustic requirements found in the standard. A summary of the proposals is presented, which went through a national ballot.