Environmental noise

shapeimage_2 (1)Any sound that gets loose in the wide world risks becoming “environmental noise”.  This includes sound from power plants, wind turbines, gas compression stations, water treatment plants, rocket testing, airports, highways, railroads, sports events, music events, gun ranges, etc.

Any new sound that’s perceivable in the community, by persons who don’t benefit in some way from its existence, is likely to attract attention.  It’s least expensive to pro-actively manage sound before the neighbors are unhappy.

Recommendations usually address making equipment or processes intrinsically quieter and/or applying sound isolation and absorption treatments to mitigate the impact of noise in a community.

Infrastructure

Planning

Evaluation