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Doctors Surgery Complains About Play Area Noise Nuisance

Doctors Surgery Complains About Play Area Noise Nuisance A play park in Salisbury could see the erection of a noise barrier after noise complaints from a local doctors surgery. Salisbury City Council put in a new play area in Queen Elizabeth Gardens last summer but doctors at Harcourt Medical Centre say it is much closer to the centre than the old one and the noise is disturbing. However, if the council decides to move the play park it could cost the taxpayer £30,000 to ... Read more
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RESA Launch the Echo Whisper, an ultra low noise Wind Turbine

RESA Launch the Echo Whisper, an ultra low noise Wind Turbine Renewable Energy Solutions Australia (RESA) have completed the commercial installation of the Echo Whisper in Tullamarine, Victoria, Australia after two years of development and testing. The echo whisper features a unique 30-blade design which provides more surface area to catch the wind than your traditional turbine. This increases the efficiency of the turbine allowing as much as 30% more energy to be generated at lower rotational speeds, which partly reduces the noise ... Read more
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A Common Plant and Household Item Could Lead to the Next Level of Sustainable Acoustics

A Common Plant and Household Item Could Lead to the Next Level of Sustainable Acoustics Posted on Tuesday, 26th November 2013 by Eddy Goldsmith By far the most common type of sound absorption material comes in the form of porous absorbers as they generally perform well over a broad frequency range unlike other types of absorbers. This type of acoustic absorption is commonly used to improve the ‘Acoustic quality’ of spaces rather than insulate from intrusive noise due to their effectiveness at the higher ... Read more