Noise abatement from the point of view sustainable environment


International Conference on Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 - 14 September 2007, pp.726-733 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.726-733
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Since it has been discovered that quality is more important than quantity of built environment, noise abatement is one of the issues of sustainable environment studies. Because, one of the criteria for obtaining indoor and outdoor environments of good quality is prevention of noise pollution. Although noise has bad effects on human health, it is most ignored one among the other Pollution effects. The effects of noise pollution are not as striking as the others; they are cumulative and/or indirect, so, these features cause insufficiencies in noise abatement works. Due to bad planning and fast growth of cities, noise exposure is also higher in developing Countries. Such a condition makes the building components' resistance very important against unwanted Sound transmission. The aim of this paper is defining the design criteria for getting acoustically healthy environment from urban scale to the materials used in buildings.