We spend 90% of our time indoors, and by 2030, 60% of people will live in urban areas [1].

Noise has negative health consequences, being a contributory factor to stress, and also harms productivity in the working environment. However, it’s possible to reduce external to internal noise transmission using efficient glazing adapted to the noise levels and types where your glazing application is located.

Noise can vary by frequency and volume, ranging from the low rumble of urban traffic to the high pitch noises of jet aircraft passing overhead, as well as other broader noise sources such as crowds of people and nearby worksites.

In an increasingly noisier world, conventional double-glazing unit generally is often not enough. There are a broad range of solutions to match the level of acoustic insulation glazing needed depending on the type of exterior noise pollution. The more the glazing of a building is exposed, the more important it is to select a glazing solution with the right acoustic performance. Double-glazing that includes acoustic laminated glass, like SGG STADIP SILENCE, can significantly reduce the amount of noise pollution passing through the glazing. 

Browse the topics below to learn more about glazing and acoustics.

  1. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2016). The World’s Cities in 2016 – Data Booklet (ST/ESA/ SER.A/392).


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