Good sound environment in station communities Toolbox and examples for the benefit of climate, health and resources

Reference number 2017-05311
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Ljud & Vibrationer
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 499 266
Project duration December 2017 - May 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose was to facilitate implementation of noise measures in infrastructure at railway stations, thereby enabling climate-smart and sustainable densification in public transport-related locations, as well as efficient resource utilization of measures at the source. The purpose is linked to the revised climate strategy "Klimat 2030" through innovative climate planning to create the attractive urban station society. It also has a connection with the environmental goals limited climate impact, fresh air and good built environment.

Expected results and effects

The project has delivered a digital tool that supports investment of noise measures, as well as examples of how a noise measure´s sound reduction effect is illustrated. The tool can be used as a supplement to noise investigations at an early stage in the planning process, which is expected to result in more efficient noise measures. The project has also delivered a method for how the socio-economic benefit can be calculated and how property values are increased in connection with such an investment. Auralization as a tool is expected to streamline communication of noise measures.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was carried out with an initial literature review which resulted in the choice of calculation methods, sound recording techniques, auralization techniques, etc., suitable for achieving the project´s goals. A co-creation workshop was conducted where the design of the tool was influenced and improved. Auralizations and modeling were carried out in parallel with the development of the tool. Mehod and implementation were appropriate for the projec. However, priorities and project management from the steering group were necessary to keep schedule and budget.

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