While most aspects of the environment within urban buildings are routinely addressed, such as light, thermal insulation and air quality, noise has so far been largely left off the list, despite the fact that noise pollution in general is growing.
However, technology akin to noise-cancelling headphones is being applied on a large scale to whole buildings and Aman Jindal, CEO of technology firm DeNoize says some developers are interested in the technology because of its potential for extending the useful life of buildings.
“The fundamental principle is that you take outdoor noise and you take a counter noise that can cancel it, so that you don’t hear it inside and we apply it to the whole building façade,” Jindal told Real Asset Insight’s Richard Betts.
He explained that DeNoize is working closely with Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the Netherlands. “The problem is quite big since the airport is closely located to residential areas and we are aiming to do a real life implementation by end of this year,” he said.
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