AN ACTIVE HOUSE OFFERS A QUIET LIVING ENVIRONMENT
A quiet living environment is an important aspect of a healthy home. Noise, or unwanted sound, can cause annoyance, hypertension, stress and impair sleep, among other things. For this reason, an Active House protects against unwanted sound, both from indoor sources and outdoor sources.
Because not all sound is perceived equally, distinction is made between sound that users have little or no control over, and noise coming from sources that are produced by the users of the building. Therefore, noise coming from, for example, the building installations or traffic noise from outside is addressed in these specifications, while children playing or music from another room is not.