Intrusion of outdoor noise in dwellings: comparison of proposed limits

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume130
Pages8
Subjectnoise levels; permissible noise levels; external noise; noise criteria; legal codes; Acoustics
AbstractIn evaluating the criteria for acceptable indoor noise levels incorporated in New Housing and Airport Noise and Road and Rail Noise Effects on Housing, published by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, it is instructive to compare the two documents with each other and with regulations proposed in other countries. Naturally, such comparisons are only approximate because of the variety of noise descriptors used in the various recommendations. A reasonably reliable qualitative comparison is possible, however, through the use of established "rule of thumb" conversions for the various noise scales. To provide a framework for comparison, proposals from the U.S.A. and from Europe are presented, and the criteria in the CMHC documents are discussed in relation to these studies.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi Disponible en Français: La Perception du Bruit Extérieur dans le Résidences: Comparaison des Niveaux Suggérés
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IdentifierBRN-130
NRC number3367
NPARC number20375080
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Record created2012-07-23
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