Noise criteria for Hong Kong building environmental assessment method for new offices and existing offices (HK-BEAM)

D. W.T. Chan, J. Burnett, Shiu Keung Tang

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In response to the increasing awareness of environmental issues in relation to building projects, the building developers volunteered to develop a building environmental assessment method to self regulate the environmental impacts to the global, local and indoor environment of the buildings in Hong Kong (HK-BEAM [1,2]). This method does not intend to take the place of the conventional or functional criteria of design. The classical noise control criteria are reviewed. A set of assessment criteria is determined for the outdoor and indoor noise environment respectively, both during construction and post occupancy. This paper discusses the rational of the choice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • HK-BEAM Assessment Criteria
  • Noise Control Ordinance
  • Noise Indices
  • Noise Sources of indoor and Outdoor Environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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