noise impact assessment News

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Transport noise: the health impacts of noise pollution

    Whilst living in cities, near airports or road and rail links, might prove useful for the commute, the noise levels can sometimes be too much to bear. A growing body of research reveals, transport noise can cause sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease, elevated hormone levels, psychological problems and even premature death; studies on children have identified cognitive impairment, worsened ...

  • Turn down the noise — softening the impact of excess transport noise

    As a major contributor to greenhouse gases, the transport sector figures high on the international climate change agenda. But for many living in cities, under flight paths or near major road and rail links, it's another of transport's by-products that causes most immediate harm: noise. Clearly, transport noise's long-term impacts fall a long way short of the apocalyptic projections for unabated ...

  • The economic impact of noise pollution on human health

    A recent report has assessed the latest research on the adverse affects of noise on health, focusing on approaches to estimating the economic cost of noise. This information could help policy makers tasked with designing cost-effective noise reduction and management policies. Increased traffic noise and the wider spread of a 24 hour society have contributed to rising complaints about disturbance ...

  • Noise Sentinel wins a ‘Noise Oscar’

    Noise Sentinel is a web-based real-time noise management service that simplifies noise monitoring and compliance management for industry. It is a complete end-to-end service that combines established monitoring practises with new innovations, such as continuous assessment and ease of sharing with stakeholders, to help industry manage noise impact in the community. Noise Sentinel is in operation ...

  • Army Expansion to Impact Air, Water, Traffic, Noise, Wildlife, Energy

    TUCSON, Arizona, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Army projects potentially significant environmental consequences from its planned five year expansion for bases in the United States, particularly in the western states. The impacts are detailed in a newly released Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, PEIS, analyzing the addition of some 30,000 combat support ...

  • Noise monitoring updates keep Noise Sentinel on top

    Brüel & Kjær today announced new enhancements to Noise Sentinel and Noise Sentinel – On Demand. The web-based services provide 24/7 unattended environmental monitoring in urban and industrial areas to help maximize business opportunities and minimize community impact. Building on existing innovative features, the updates simplify noise management by delivering: More ...

  • Noise monitoring updates keep Noise Sentinel on top

    Brüel & Kjær today announced new enhancements to Noise Sentinel and Noise Sentinel – On Demand. The web-based services provide 24/7 unattended environmental monitoring in urban and industrial areas to help maximize business opportunities and minimize community impact. Building on existing innovative features, the updates simplify noise management by delivering: More ...

  • New tool to assess sustainability of transport noise reduction devices

    A new method of assessing the sustainability of noise reduction devices (NRDs) used in transport infrastructure, such as noise barriers or absorptive claddings, is presented in a recent study. The new set of specially designed sustainability criteria allows NRDs to be easily and accurately evaluated, its developers suggest. Noise reduction is a key part of the European Commission’s ...

  • Environmental noise management in New Zealand

    Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S has made a successful solution for wind farm noise monitoring. Meridian Energy is New Zealand’s largest producer of electrical energy and uses only renewable energy sources such as hydro and wind power generators. Wellington, the New Zealand capital, is one of the windiest cities in the Southern hemisphere, making it the ideal place for wind ...

  • Reducing noise pollution - success stories

    A project in Ireland has won the European Soundscape Award 2014 for its work on acoustic planning and urban sound design. The prize, presented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Thursday evening in Bern, recognises initiatives that can help reduce noise and create healthy soundscapes. Noise pollution can increase stress levels or disturb sleep, affecting human health. Prolonged exposure ...

  • Brüel & Kjær’s noise monitoring road trip

    To help acousticians and those involved with assessing the impact of sound on local communities, Brüel & Kjær has launched an environmental Noise Monitoring Tour. Beginning this month in Toronto, Canada, the free seminars have been designed to provide ...

  • Questions and Answers on the Commission`s proposal for the revision of EU law on environmental impact assessments

    1. What are the shortcomings of the current legislation? Under the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) Directive, any project that is likely to have significant effects on the environment has to be studied carefully before it is approved. This helps minimise any negative impact on the environment, and avoids problems in the longer term. The Directive needs to be updated to reflect the ...

  • Class 1 portable noise monitoring system

    As unattended short - to medium - term noise monitoring is a common requirement for consultants and local authorities, Brüel & Kjær has launched an ‘All-weather Case’ to protect un-manned equipment.The new 3535 ‘All-weather Case’ is a compact and light-weight enclosure for the noise monitoring system, which includes a sound level meter and outdoor microphone. As measurement integrity is ...

  • Sound and the City - environmental noise mapping made simple

    Brüel & Kjær launch latest version of Predictor software. Environmental noise mapping is now much simpler with world leading sound and vibration expert, Brüel & Kjær’s new Predictor™ 7810 software. Created specifically for use with Brüel & Kjær’s 2250 and 2270 sound level meters, Predictor™ 7810 V 6.1 is the most efficient multi-purpose Windows® software package available for noise ...

  • Does noise pollution weaken the immune system?

    Excess noise is a common cause of stress and its impact on health is a concern for environmental policy makers. An analysis of current research in this area raises the question of whether noise-induced stress could increase the likelihood of illness by weakening the immune system. The European Noise Directive1 requires Member States to draw up strategic noise maps to show the level of noise in ...

  • IMMISmt – monitoring system for air pollution and noise in cities

    IMMISmt is a real time monitoring system for air quality and noise. Based on online traffic data, measurements of air quality stations and weather data, IMMISmt calculates traffic induced emissions, background and total pollutant concentrations as well as noise levels within the streets as, e. g., hourly mean values. To do so, IMMISmt combines various models which are validated and widely used in ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Brüel & Kjær gets low noise down under

    As one of the windiest cities in the Southern hemisphere, Wellington is ideal for wind farming, but the plans for installing up to 68 wind turbines caused locals to raise concerns about the potential noise impact.Local energy provider, Meridian, was asked to monitor background noise at five of its wind farm locations before building of the new site began, but wind turbine noise is notoriously ...

  • Road traffic noise increases risk of heart attack

    Noise is a serious and growing environmental problem worldwide. New research reveals that exposure to high levels of road traffic noise increases the risk of heart attacks. These findings add to concerns about the impact of noise on health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 40 per cent of the European population is exposed to noise from road traffic exceeding 55 decibels ...

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