In France, the Decree of 25 April 2003 on the limitation of noise in schools addresses the following spaces:

- nursery lounge, nursery exercise room, nursery playroom
- teachning, music, education, hands-on activities premise ; dining room and polyvalent hall with a volume at most equal to 250 m3
- medical or social premise, infirmary ; toilets ; administration room ; hall ; meeting room ; library ; documentation and information center
- Local education, music, education or business practices of a volume greater than 250 m3, except noisy workshop
- Dining room with a volume greater than 250 m3
- Multipurpose room with a volume greater than 250 m3
- Other local circulations and accessible to students with a volume greater than 250 m3
- Gyms

In all cases, reverberation time is the basic technical requirement.