There is a new hospital development expansion in our municipality that will include a large generator for the facilities. This has raised some concerns regarding the noise it will generate to surrounding residential properties.
With that said, I was wondering if any one can share how, what and who measures noise output levels in you municipality for noise regulations. Preferably in a similarly size community. Ours has a population of just over 100 K.
We have an old piece of equipment (1565-B Sound Level Meter from General Radio USA) that I’m doubtful of its accuracy. I am also clueless about its calibration as I’m sure it needs one.
I'm considering downloading audio metering software from the net to my laptop and using that instead to measure the current noise levels of the generator in place now.
Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.