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Environmental Noise

Taking into account noise pollution very early in the development of your projects allows you to anticipate possible noise problems. You can thus plan and develop optimum noise reduction solutions at low cost in order to comply with various environmental and OSH regulations. It avoids the implementation of unplanned solutions which are often both expensive and ineffective.

Mecanum's team has the expertise and the technologies necessary to carry out your environmental noise projects.

Zoning Categories

Sensitive Areas

I: Territory intended for single-family detached or semi-detached houses, for schools, hospitals or other educational, health or convalescent service establishments. Land of an existing house in an agricultural zone.


II: Territory intended for dwellings in multiple housing units, mobile home parks, institutions or campsites.


III: Territory intended for commercial uses or for recreational parks. However, the noise level forecast for the night only applies within the property limits of establishments used for residential purposes. In other cases, the maximum noise level expected during the day also applies at night.


Non-sensitive Areas

IV: Territory zoned for industrial or agricultural purposes. However, on the land of an existing dwelling in an industrial zone and established in accordance with the municipal regulations in force at the time of its construction, the criteria are 50 dBA at night and 55 dBA during the day.


The following table indicates the maximum levels that can be reached by a fixed sound source depending on the type of zoning:

Consultation Services

Mecanum offers various consulting services in order to carry out your projects:

  • Identification of the main sources of noise and transfer path;

  • 24/7 acoustic or vibration monitoring with possibility of web monitoring;

  • On-site measurement campaign to identify the noise climate around your installations;

  • Ensure compliance with the current standards for present or future installations;

  • Acoustic mapping and simulation of the impact of new installations.

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