AONA Environmental has completed Air Quality and Noise Impact Assessments for proposed residential, housing and hotel developments in all of the major urban areas in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in accordance with relevant guidance.
Air Quality in cities such as Dublin and Belfast is closely monitored due to the potential for exceedances of the relevant air quality standards due to traffic and space heating emissions. In many cities Air Quality Management Areas have been designated. AONA Environmental has assessed the impact of generated road traffic due to proposed developments using the Design Manual for Roads & Bridges screening assessment methodology and ADMS Roads. Heating source emissions from such sources have been assessed using Aermod air dispersion modelling software.
AONA Environmental has assessed the potential noise impact of urban noise sources on proposed residential, housing and hotel developments in accordance with the ProPG: Planning & Noise Professional Practice Guidance on Planning & Noise New Residential Development (May 2017). Design recommendations to ensure sufficient sound insulation have included acoustic glazing and mechanical ventilation, to ensure compliance with BS8233: 2014 Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings.
The potential noise impact of industrial noise sources on residential receivers have been assessed in accordance with BS 4142: 2014 ‘Method of Rating and Assessing Industrial and Commercial Noise’.