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Noise Mapping

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Global noise score indicator for classroom evaluation of acoustic performances in LIFE GIOCONDA project

Marco Chetoni
  • IPCF-CNR, National Research Council of Italy, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy, iPOOL s.r.l, spin off company of National Research Council of Italy, Ripa Castel Traetti 1, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
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/ Elena Ascari
  • iPOOL s.r.l, spin off company of National Research Council of Italy, Ripa Castel Traetti 1, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
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/ Francesco Bianco
  • iPOOL s.r.l, spin off company of National Research Council of Italy, Ripa Castel Traetti 1, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
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/ Luca Fredianelli
  • IPCF-CNR, National Research Council of Italy, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy, iPOOL s.r.l, spin off company of National Research Council of Italy, Ripa Castel Traetti 1, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
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  • ARPAT, Lucca department, via Vallisneri 6, I.- 55100 Lucca, Italy
  • IFC-CNR, National Research Council of Italy, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Published Online: 2016-05-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/noise-2016-0012

Abstract

The LIFE GIOCONDA is an ongoing project that aims to provide an innovative methodology to the authorities for supporting the environment & health policies by involving the young people in the decision-making processes. The project suggests a web platform able to relate air and noise pollution data in the schools with the students’ pollution awareness. GIOCONDA aims to enhance the awareness of students, teachers and local administrations on the noise issues in schools, presenting suitable tools to improve the public participative processes. This paper presents a new method that has been developed within the Project. It aims to evaluate the acoustic performances of a classroom and to suggest the use of a global indicator based on a group of acoustic parameters compared with their limit values. Whit the new method the comparison between different classrooms or different schools becomes possible, together with a homogeneous evaluation of the priority for planning noise mitigation actions. Several noise measurement campaigns have been performed to characterize the students’ exposure in eight Italian schools. The results are useful to describe the acoustic performances of classrooms.

Keywords: Classroom Acoustics; Acoustic Measurements; Global Noise Score; Noise Protection; Noise Awareness

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About the article

Received: 2015-10-19

Accepted: 2016-04-26

Published Online: 2016-05-18


Citation Information: Noise Mapping, Volume 3, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2084-879X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/noise-2016-0012.

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