As an Architect or developer, it is your responsibility to make sure that you provide the best possible living environment for the future occupants, To do this, one thing that you need to consider carefully is the noise levels in the area and how you are going to manage this. One other important consideration must also lie on the impact the development will have on the environment and future of our planet. Read on to discover how by using our acoustic ventilation units for your residential development can assist in solving both these issues.
What is classed as “noise pollution”?
Firstly, it makes sense to understand what counts as noise pollution. Noise pollution is a term that describes a sound that is excessive or unwanted (or both) and can have a detrimental impact on environmental quality, wildlife, and human health. From outdoor construction work to traffic, there are many different types of noise pollution. However, one thing is for certain; no one wants to experience this every night while they are sat at home. Noise pollution can lead to sleep deprivation, stress, which in turn can lead to longer-term more serious health issues.
Will your development experience noise pollution issues?
The first thing to consider is where your building plans lie in regard to the surrounding environment, with land now becoming scarce, we are seeing more developments being built in more populated areas such as extensions to existing buildings, reusing of derelict inner-city developments, and land near railways, motorways and airports.
How can you remedy the situation?
The first thing to consider is The remedy is going to depend on what is causing the problem. For example, outdoor construction is likely to be temporary, and so you may want to look at solutions that can cover the duration of this work. However, if the property is close to a train station or another permanent noise source, then these sounds are not going to go away, so something more permanent is going to be required.
Why acoustic ventilation is the best remedy to noise pollution
One of the best solutions that we recommend when it comes to noise pollution is acoustic ventilation. Our residential ventilation units can help to boost the performance of the buildings ventilation requirements. If air needs to enter the room, which is sure is the case in any sort of home, acoustic ventilation proves to be highly beneficial in terms of providing a comfortable home environment. An example of where these have been successfully utilised is Peabody Estates, situated right next to Londons Clapham Junction, this railway junction is one of the busiest in the UK. We were chosen to have been involved in both phases of this development which saw the build of over 300 apartments. By using our residential range we were able to provide natural ventilation to these apartments whilst providing heating and noise control giving the occupants comfort and low noise ingress.
The alternative option of the use of mechanical powered ventilation means constant recirculation of the stale air, which in turn leads to even more unhealthy conditions. Air conditioning units are costly to run and to maintain and all this adds to those harmful CO2 emissions. Our ventilation units are end user friendly, allowing them to be easily opened to allow the movement of fresh air all whilst our unique acoustic elements keep the noise outside. As they are a Natural Ventilation solution our units are effective in lowering our carbon footprint, giving the ideal green solution.
Create a much more comfortable and enjoyable living environment and ensure sustainability
We hope that this has helped you to understand some of the different options that you have available to you when it comes to dealing with noise pollution on your property. After all, it is critical to make sure that future occupants experience a quiet and livable environment.
The future of our planet is uncertain, we all need to take the necessary steps to help preserve our environment for the future, our Acoustic residential range can help you achieve this on your next project.