Environmental Acoustics


Community Noise

  • Noise pollution or disturbance is excessive noise the may negatively impact life. It can be caused by machinery, industrial plants, aircraft, and trains, to name a few.
  • It can result in hearing damage or loss.
  • There are many federal standards for highway and aircraft noise.
  • The EPA has authority to study noise and its effect pursuant to the Noise Control Act of 1972 and the Quiet Communities Act of 1978.
  • Some municipalities have imposed increasingly strict regulations. Examples include New York City and Portland.

Measurement of Environmental Noise

Site evaluations for source identification and characterization can be conducted as well as long term monitoring of noise and vibration in urban and industrial settings and surrounding areas.

  • Environmental noise assessment and monitoring
  • Noise management
  • Noise compliance and community relations
  • Exposure and dose calculations

Community Noise Modeling

GLSV can assist architects, industrial planners, and environmental experts to understand and assess the impact of noise on their projects.

  • 3D mapping
  • Ground, barrier, and effects of construction details can be included.
  • Noise source modeling.
    • ISO 9613
    • NMPB-96
    • RLM2
    • ECAC 29