Net noise relief for the region: Berlin Airports committed to Noise Awareness Day27.04.2011
Particular attention in noise protection lies in the introduction of noise-related charges for BBI. Different rates need to be paid depending on the outgoing noise pollution of an airplane: quiet machines pay much less than loud airplanes. Thus, the number of especially loud airplanes at the Schoenefeld Airport has been lowered significantly in recent years.
airportworld’s BBI staff also informed the Berlin Airports’ visitor centre today about the measures with which the construction noise will be held as low as possible. Particularly low noise construction machines are used to relieve the pressure for the residents in Schoenefeld, Selchow and Rotberg. The number of just seven complaints in six years confirms the success of the construction noise management.
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As a basic principle, Berlin Airports depends on the residents’ participation when implementing the BBI noise protection programme – whether with their submission of necessary documents, the noise protection property assessment or ultimately commissioning the appropriate construction company.
“The owners know their own flats or houses best, of course, and should support the engineering offices with their work – whether with pointers regarding rolling shutters or with information about earlier additions to the buildings”, says Ralf Künkel, CEO of Berlin Airports. He points out: “Our decision for reimbursement for noise protection is based on a sense of pragmatism and on case-by-case judgement. But what’s also holds is that anything that hasn’t been built to comply with building regulations at some point, so anything that’s been “built under the table”, isn’t refunded.
BBI brings net noise relief to the region
Noise Awareness Day is hosted by the German Acoustical Society and is sponsored by the Federal Environmental Agency. In Germany, approx. 100 events took place on this year’s day of action.