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Title: A review on natural ventilation-enabling facade noise control devices for congested high-rise cities
Authors: Tang, SK 
Keywords: Noise reduction
Traffic noise
Natural ventilation
Building facade
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Applied sciences, 2017, v. 7, no. 2, 175 How to cite?
Journal: Applied sciences 
Abstract: This review summarizes the current status of the research and development of natural ventilation-enabling noise control devices for use on the facades of high-rise residential buildings in congested cities. These devices are important for a sustainable urbanized city, as they are supposed to offer good acoustical protection to citizens, allowing for an acceptable level of natural ventilation inside residential units; energy for mechanical ventilation can then be saved. From the information presented in the existing literature, it is concluded that protrusive devices, such as lintels and balconies, are not effective noise screening devices, even if they are installed with sound absorbers and/or reflectors, under the effect of city reverberation. On the contrary, plenum windows and similar structures, which are plenum structures with a staggered air inlet and outlet, are interesting alternatives that are worth rigorous considerations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/67348
ISSN: 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app7020175
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