Research & Analytics

Noise control engineering

Noise is all around us and, with an ever-growing global population, it continues to grow louder. With that increase in noise comes an increase in concern about its impact and the various regulations to control it. In addition, quality listening environments and quiet spaces are becoming more difficult to find and create without thoughtful, well-planned, designs and programs. At RSG, our noise control engineering and acoustical consulting services help clients research and evaluate noise impacts and develop sensible mitigation/optimization plans. Using advanced monitoring systems and following applicable standards, we are able to quantify sound levels in all environments. We use these noise data along with a variety of advanced modeling methods to project future noise impacts by predicting how sound will propagate from proposed projects.

We are unique among acoustical consultants in our ability to integrate relevant capabilities outside of traditional acoustical analyses such as advanced statistical approaches, advanced communication tools, surveying, and analytical modeling. We have particular expertise in noise related to wind power, power transmission, energy storage, solar power generation, and biomass systems. While we work with both public and private-sector clients, our collection of research for the federal and various state governments has defined us as leading industry experts in wind turbine acoustics.

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