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  • Noise Mapping and Planning For Non-Acousticians

    New software is available for those who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics but want accurate results of a noise calculation in the smallest amount of time, with the maximum amount of professionalism. SoundPLAN-essential was conceived with this in mind. SoundPLAN-essential is a compact version of SoundPLAN, known for its power, fast data processing and graphics. It is said ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Action plans to be drawn up to tackle noise

    New evidence has been provided to help road and rail operators decide on the best way to deal with the impact of noise in the 23 largest urban areas, and near to major roads and railways across the country. Target areas have been identified through a series of noise maps, and the relevant authority will investigate these areas to see what further noise mitigation can be carried out. Authorities ...

  • Noise Pollution Fears Raised at Fracking Planning Meeting

    Fears of noise pollution, water contamination and even potential earthquakes were all aired at a contentious 2-day hearing this week. Would councillors eventually approved fracking to take place in North Yorkshire? Tests for shale gas can now take place in the village of Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, after councillors in a majority vote (7-4) gave the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • North Yorkshire Noise Manufacturer Making A Big Noise

      In an international market dominated by a handful of electronics giants, Filey-based Pulsar Instruments plc has seen the number of its enquiries rise and managed to snatch a healthy slice of the profits both overseas and in the UK. And the future is looking bright. Pulsar Instruments plc was originally founded in Redwood City , California in February ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Sentinel: Simplify your noise management

    Brüel and Kjær Environment Management Solutions, (EMS) is delighted to announce the release of Noise Sentinel - our new internet based subscription service for urban and industrial noise monitoring. Noise Sentinel has applications in any industry that makes significant noise in the community and is required to report compliance with noise regulations, such as mines, ports, industrial premises, ...

  • 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 ...

  • New noise parameters

    Measuring interior space sound is now much simpler with the release of Bruel & Kjaer’s latest application software for its 2250 ad 2270 sound level meters.During planning and construction stages, Architects and builders must meet industry specified noise parameters, including Loudness (ISO532B) and Noise Rating (NR). The updated software for Bruel & Kjaer’s 2250 and 2270 meters is the ...

  • Noise measurement safeguards hearing

    Unchecked noise levels at work can lead to hearing loss Anyone who has seen the latest figures of civil claims for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) will appreciate the scale of the problem.  The Institute of Actuaries’ latest estimate is that around 80,000 new claims were made in the last year in the UK, representing a substantial increase from the previous year. In fact, ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • The Battle Against Aircraft Noise

    There is good news for anyone living near or under a flight path of one of the UK’s airports this week. A report out from the Airport Operators’ Association (AOA) shows that UK airports are reducing noise pollution and carbon emission despite growth in passenger numbers. The AOA was keen to publish the report in response to political and ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Report on environmental noise directive published

    Commenting on new reports benchmarking progress on noise management in Europe, Environmental Protection UK is calling for the impacts of noise to be properly taken into account in all planning and transport decisions. The reports, which were commissioned by the EU, provide an examination of implementation to date of the Environmental Noise Directive and recommend the most cost effective measures ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Estimating exposure to excessive noise in cities

    The 2002 Environmental Noise Directive seeks to provide a uniform basis for measuring and addressing noise pollution, one of the most important urban environmental issues for the EU. New research has assessed city-dwellers' exposure to noise and proposes traffic management strategies to reduce harmful levels. Clear evidence is growing for wide-ranging negative health effects of noise pollution, ...

  • Noise exposure estimation methods compared

    It is difficult to compare estimates of noise exposure across EU Member States because the methods used to produce the data vary between countries. A new study has investigated five methods of estimating noise exposure and identified some of the reasons for variation in the data they produce. In order to comply with the European Noise Directive (END)1, EU Member States have produced ...

  • 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 ...

  • Introducing the new Invictus Noise Monitor

    After more than 2 years in development the Invictus has been designed specifically for environmental noise applications with all new functions, making it the most comprehensive noise monitoring device on the market today. Developed by Cirrus Environmental’s own in-house R&D team, the Invictus allows simultaneous measurements of all parameters and can be controlled remotely via 3G, GPRS, ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Air quality plans with IMMIS

    Supplying IMMIS  to local, regional and federal authorities as well as consulting companies, IVU Umwelt provides a comprehensive program set to evaluate traffic induced air and noise pollution. The program system IMMIS consists of the following programs: IMMISem - is ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • EPUK welcomes new noise limits for cars and lorries

    Environmental Protection UK welcomes a proposal by the European Commission to lower noise limits for cars and lorries. The new limits will be proposed by the European Commission by September, a commission official told a Brussels conference held by NGOs on Wednesday. The commission's current plans would see the car limit, currently set at 74 decibels, cut by 4 decibels in two stages over four ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • `Healing the rift: health effects of air quality and noise`

    The Air Quality Management Resource Centre, UWE and Environmental Protection SW are proud to announce their collaboration once more with the launch of the 2010 Annual Conference. The theme of this year's event is "Healing the Rift: Health Effects of Air Quality and Noise" and includes distinguished speakers such as Robert Vaughan, Bob Maynard, Frank Kelly and Dick Derwent. You ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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

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