Noise Velenje

Noise as an Indicator of Residential Areas’ Quality in the Municipality of Velenje, Slovenia

Natalija Špeh, Blaž Barborič


Noise has been recognized as the air pollutant since it affects the environmental quality. Its effect depends on its level; it may be slightly uncomfortable or so annoying that hinder our business or in extreme cases dangerous to health. The project was focussed on measurements required to produce professional bases, in order to assess degree of exposure of individual sites (and their population) to different sources of noise to prepare an exact spatial presentation and a set of the most urgent and effective remedial action. The results of the study will also be used for: a) establishing anti-noise measures and b) the findings of the study and the data acquired will supplement cartographic base and conditions for land use (Municipal Spatial Plan) and determine the level of protection against noise, thus allowing more simple and authentic issuing of permits to applicants for further spatial use in the researched areas. The Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) Method enabled a presentation of the measured noise values. The results of this study will serve as a starting point for identification of critical areas with excessive noise level and to determine corrective action.


noise, air quality indicator, residential area quality, IDW method, Slovenia

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