On Larue Court in Louisville, Kentucky things look normal. There’s one house, though – number 3034 to be exact, that is special. It’s the pilot home for a new program launched by the Louisville International Airport and it has been upgraded with almost $50,000 in <a title=”soundproofing materials” href=”http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/store/home.php?cat=4″>soundproofing materials</a>.
The airport is joining the ranks of many others attempting to make residential neighborhoods happy while at the same time avoiding costly lawsuits. The 1 1/2 story home was outfitted with triple-pane windows, upgraded insulation, quiet air and heating systems, and much more.
The house, now the headquarters of the ever popular QuieterHome program, opened on June 1st and can be viewed between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. The program currently has $3.6 million dollars earmarked for the first phase of the QuieterHome program and about 45 of the 60 eligible homes have already registered to participate.
Soon each home will be evaluated and plans will be set in place to soundproof each home. For now, though, the results on Larue Court can speak for themselves – you have to actually <em>listen</em> to hear the planes passing by!