The Effect Of Outdoor Noise On Italian Schools
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Simone Secchi is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technologies at the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence His research focuses on Building and environmental acoustics; Lighting; Environmental comfort; and Technical legislation in the field of environmental wellbeing.

                       

The Effect Of Outdoor Noise On Italian Schools

Schools are usually placed in very noisy environments, where traffic noise is an important issue. This study has investigated the influence of noise coming from outdoors on indoor noise level and speech intelligibility based on a sample of façade sound insulation measurements, representative of the Italian façade building stock of schools. The Italian government carried out a census of all Italian schools of different levels in order to determine whether or not they needed to be improved. Globally, more than...

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