Characteristic noise emission values of sound sources - Facilities for recreational and sporting activities
|Publication Date:||1 September 2012|
|ICS Code (Noise emitted by machines and equipment):||17.140.20|
|ICS Code (Sports facilities):||97.220.10|
This guideline presents characteristic noise emission values for the following:
soccer, field hockey, American Football, tennis, ice hockey, public ice skating, ice stock sport, ice stock sport in the summer time, skateboard facilities, open-air swimming pools, leisure and adventure pools, athletics events, public soccer grounds, motor sports facilities, beach volleyball, inline skater hockey, streetball, outdoor public address systems, funfairs, public festivals, markets, circuses, recreational and amusement parks, club houses and community centres, stationary waterskiing facilities, summer toboggan runs and dog training facilities.
The approaches given here concerning emission are designed in a modular manner. In the case that several different noise sources act together in a recreational facility, the total emission from this facility can be "composed" - by calculation - of the modules actual noise generated by the facility and further noise components. Further noise components may include the following: noises generated by visitors using the parking areas, noises caused by communication between the visitors, noises generated by public address systems, etc. (noises generated by loudspeaker facilities during athletics events can also be determined using the approach directly presented in Section 15.2.5). For this reason, beer gardens and other open-air communication areas have also been taken into consideration, as they may provide essential information regarding the noise emission from the gastronomic establishments belonging to facilities for recreational and sporting activities.
The immission prognosis and the rating of sports and recreational noises are not a normative aspect of this guideline. However, in order to make the connection to the bodies of rules that have to be referred to with regard to this complex of topics, it proved necessary to include some relevant guidance and notes.