17 Apr 2020

CPD Webinar – Seminar on Innovative Noise Mitigation Design - Acoustic Windows and 4D Virtual Reality (VR) Technologies

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The webinar is now available at HKGBC CPD Online Training Portal (https://onlinecpdtraining.hkgbc.org.hk/index.php).

This webinar is organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

Accommodating 7 million population in 1,100 km2 area, Hong Kong is a truly densely populated city where keeping traffic noise at bay is a challenge in planning new housing development. Due to high demands of housing development and lack of suitable sites, more and more sites housing blocks are put next to heavily trafficked road. As results, traditional noise mitigation measures, e.g. building setback, noise barrier, internal layout design, etc. are found insufficient in meeting L10(1hr) 70 dB(A) the criteria in Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines.   

Environmental Protection Department is well aware of the need of innovative means to mitigate road traffic noise impacts. Through collaborations in research & development as well as project developments, Acoustic Windows (AW), have been developed and applied in public and private residential development in the past few years. The AW were demonstrated effective in reducing the noise transmitted from outdoor to indoor environment while maintaining natural ventilation inside the premises - capable of  reducing 6-8 dB(A). Adoption of the INMD is enabling maintaining of quiet living environment for residents and reducing operation of air-conditioning for sustainable living.  This seminar will walk you through its innovative journey and share with you the experience of its applications in planning cases. 

To enable participants to have first-hand information, 4D VR demonstration of “Acoustic Windows” will be conducted to show participants to have visual and audio experience of noise reduction effectiveness of AW.

Speaker:  Mr Tim HUNG, Senior Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR Government

Mr HUNG has worked in area of noise control and noise planning for over 20 years. He leads a noise assessment section in Assessment and Noise Group of the department to provide noise planning advice for public housing developments. His section also manages studies of noise reduction performance of innovative noise mitigation designs (INMD) including acoustic windows and provides advice for INMD studies in public housing development.

Event Detail
Event Name: CPD Webinar – Seminar on Innovative Noise Mitigation Design - Acoustic Windows and 4D Virtual Reality (VR) Technologies
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Date: 17 Apr 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This CPD event will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom. 

(An event reminder with Zoom Webinar ID will be provided at around a week before the event.)

Capacity: 90

1 CPD hour will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts

Fee: Free of Charge (HKGBC Members)
Free of Charge (HKGBC Non-Members)
Contact Person: Mr Elliott TAM
Contact Phone: 39948890
Contact Email: eventregis@hkgbc.org.hk

6:00 pm -

6:50 pm

Seminar on Innovative Noise Mitigation Design

6:50 pm -

7:00 pm

Interactive Q&A session
Language: English