Air conditioning device noise control: Ontario model by-law and Toronto by-law

  • J.L. Fielders Jade Acoust. Inc., Concord, Ont., Canada
Keywords: air conditioning, legislation, noise abatement, Ontario, by-law, Toronto, noise control, air conditioners

Abstract

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy created an ad hoc advisory committee to develop modifications to the model municipal noise control by-law regarding noise from air conditioners and heat pumps. Members included representatives from local and provincial government, Ontario Hydro, Toronto Hydro, builders, a consumer association, manufacturers, installers and consultants. Over the past five years they struggled with the issues of sound level limits, enforcement and installation guidelines. The outcome was a comprehensive model noise by-law and a detailed guide for the installation of units including checklists for both the installer and the enforcement agency. The City of Toronto sat on the committee but pursued a different approach, partly due to the existence of their own noise control by-law which had been in use for several years. The City examined changes to their by-law in light of the work by the Committee. The paper summarizes the background and details of the two noise control documents
Published
1993-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Fielders J. Air conditioning device noise control: Ontario model by-law and Toronto by-law. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1993Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.19];21(3):127-8. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/808
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada