Implementation of noise control measures

D. Chin-Quee, T. Harding, A.D. Lightstone

Abstract


Environmental noise control measures are intended to provide reasonable sound environments indoor and outdoor for residential, and commercial land uses. These measures flow from recommendations outlined in environmental noise studies which are usually required when there is a proposed change in land use. In Ontario, it is normal for noise studies to be: (a) triggered by requirements imposed on the developer at the municipal planning level; (b) conducted by noise consultants; (c) required to conform to generally accepted provincial noise guidelines of the Ministry of the Environment & Energy (MOEE). Greater emphasis is placed on residential land use and only a few municipalities require noise studies for commercial development

Keywords


acoustic noise; noise abatement; noise control measures; sound environments; environmental noise; municipal planning level; commercial development

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