Print Email Facebook Twitter Rating environmental noise on the basis of noise maps within the framework of the Environmental Noise Directive Title Rating environmental noise on the basis of noise maps within the framework of the Environmental Noise Directive Author Miedema, H.M.E. Borst, H.C. TNO Bouw Publication year 2007 Abstract In order to evaluate the need for noise measures as well as the improvement that can be obtained with different measures, there is a need for a system that rates environmental noise on the basis of noise maps. Based on empirical exposure-response relationships, a rating system and a stepwise procedure for its implementation have been developed. It gives insight in the environmental noise impact on the basis of Lden or Lnight, but additionally can take into account the influence of sound insulation, quiet side of a dwelling, and ambient noise in the neighbourhood. It gives ratings for: • Overall noise climate in residential areas: percentage highly annoyed (%HA); • Night-time noise climate in residential areas: percentage highly sleep disturbed (%HSD); • Hot spots in residential areas: (weighted) number of individuals above limit value L (nL); • Non-Quiet area: percentage area with Lden > 50 dB(A) (AREA50). The indicators can be calculated for a city or parts of it (neighbourhoods), for different types of sources (aircraft, road traffic, railways) separately or for the combined noise from these sources, and for the present situation as well as future situations based on scenarios Subject Urban DevelopmentAcoustics and AudiologyBuilt EnvironmentAmbient noiseCombined noiseEnvironmental noiseExposure-response relationshipsHot spotLimit valuesNeighbourhoodNoise climatesNoise mapPresent situationQuiet sidesRating systemResidential areasRoad trafficStepwise procedureExhibitionsNoise pollutionHousing To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cb02ce6d-bb33-4457-a202-0befa9603eb4 TNO identifier 470279 Source Internoise 2007 - Noise and Sustainability, Istanbul, Turkey, August 28-31, 2007, 4044-4053 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.