Developing a multivariate model to predict the perception of residents' perceived noise annoyance through high-rise building windows

Chi Kwan Chau, Wai Kit Chung, Massimilano Masullo, Aniello Pascale

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Abstract

This paper studies the effects of neighborhood views of densely packed high-rises on annoyance induced by road traffic noise. Earlier studies have found that views containing close-by buildings would negatively affect noise annoyance. However, there is limited understanding about the extent to which views constrained by closely spaced buildings at close proximity affect noise annoyance. Few studies explored the potential of vertical greening and façade appearance in attenuating noise annoyance responses. A multivariate model was formulated to predict the probability of evoking noise annoyance when exposed to views conditioned by space, façade and noise attributes. 50 participants were presented with 16 audio-visual composite scenarios through immersive virtual reality for noise annoyance ratings. The results showed that noise annoyance could be significantly lowered with reduced noise level, increased separation distance, the presence of vertical greening, and refurbishment on building façades. Participants were also found to have higher sensitivity to vertical greening than to the openness of view when perceiving noise-induced annoyance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
EditorsJin Yong Jeon
PublisherKorean Society of Noise and Vibration Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9788994021362
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2020
Event49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 23 Aug 202026 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2020 International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020

Conference

Conference49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2020
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period23/08/2026/08/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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