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Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Aug. 27, 2015)

To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government commissioned a single project to calculate sound levels across the whole of England which resulted in the ...

Environmental Noise

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1996)

Introduction The ability to hear sounds is a sensory function vital for human survival and communication. However, not all sounds are wanted. 'Unwanted sounds', for which the term 'noise' is normally used, often have their origin in human activities (mainly transport, industry and households). This article addresses environmental noise ­ also ...

Environmental Noise (Booklet)

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Mar. 14, 2006)

About this booklet This booklet deals with environmental noise − for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds. It does not cover related issues such as building acoustics, building vibration or domestic noise. Neither does it cover human response to vibration nor industrial uses of ...

Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

Continuous noise monitoring for environmental application

by Cirrus Research plc  (Jun. 1, 2008)

The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore. Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels. In ...

Noise Measurement

Definitions Threshold and criterion levels The threshold level is the A-weighted sound level at which a personal noise dosimeter begins to integrate noise into a measured exposure. For example, if the threshold level on a sound level meter is set at 80 decibels (dB), it will capture and integrate into the computation of dose all noise in the ...

Integrated noise calculation and evaluation according to the EU directive on environmental noise

by SoundPLAN International LLC  (Nov. 11, 2009)

The model data for acoustic calculations already contains essential characteristics for more in depth evaluation of the results (i.e. building heights, number of storeys, or ground space per storey). With additional information such as building usage and number of inhabitants, the evaluation and graphical representation of the results can be ...

Even Better Environmental Noise - Calculation Software

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Nov. 2, 2007)

Brüel & Kjær’s Prediction Partnership now moves into a new phase with the founding of Softnoise. To celebrate this, we release new versions of the software. Softnoise Originally, Predictor™ Type 7810 was developed solely by DGMR, and Stapelfeldt developed Lima™ Type 7812. Now, DGMR and Stapelfeldt have created a common company, Softnoise, to ...

Environmental Noise Management System - Release 2 with Streaming

by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S  (Jul. 22, 2008)

Brüel & Kjær’s environmental noise management system, incorporating state-of-the-art technology, was released in late 2005. It resulted in a number of orders that enabled major revisions and improvements to be implemented. We are now proud to release the fruits of this cooperation with key customers – Release 2 of our Environmental Noise ...

Canarina CUSTIC software · environmental noise · commands 5

by Canarina Environmental Software  (Nov. 28, 2011)

4.3 Starting CUSTIC Click Start, go to Programs, and choose CUSTIC 3.2. Here is the program window after start up. The window has a Menu bar at the top, a Status bar at the bottom and a basic tool bar in the window. The program commands are available through the menus and toolbar buttons. Some ...

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