Environmental considerations for noise barriers

  • Scott Penton RWDI AIR Inc., 650 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ont.
  • Jason Tsang RWDI AIR Inc., 650 Woodlawn Road West, Guelph, Ont.
Keywords: Environmental impact, Noise abatement, Structural design, Barrier walls, Noise barriers, Snow loading


Environmental considerations for rooftop noise barrier walls that are used as low-cost, low-tech solution to control rooftop equipment noise from industrial and commercial facilities are presented. Environmental factors influence the structural design of roof systems, and the operation and performance of rooftop mechanical equipment. Snow loading is an important factor that should be taken into account while considering a rooftop noise barrier. However, incorporating a gap below the barrier can help to reduce the additional snow accumulation.
How to Cite
Penton S, Tsang J. Environmental considerations for noise barriers. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005Dec.1 [cited 2020May29];33(4):54-6. Available from: //jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1781
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada