Agile engineering for rapid deployment

Noise Control Solutions for North American Data Centers

As demand for data processing grows, so does the pressure to build more data centers faster. Rapid delivery and full control over scheduling risk are two of the key measures of deployment success for facility operators. But the cooling and power generation systems that keep these mission-critical facilities operational often produce excessive sound emissions. Mitigating that noise and limiting regulatory risk requires specialized attenuation expertise to bring facilities into regulatory compliance and avoid costly fines or operational disruptions.

Rooftop Noise Control

About Parklane

Parklane is a turnkey provider of noise control solutions for data centers across North America. We work with facility operators to help them achieve complete regulatory compliance with regard to noise emissions, while developing strategies to integrate noise control solutions with existing mechanical systems and building designs.

Because we manage every aspect of the sound attenuation process—including engineering, manufacturing and delivery— we maintain total control over the final deliverable. Our agile delivery process and collaborative approach enable us to mitigate downstream scheduling risks to ensure that data center noise mitigation projects are delivered on time.

A growing challenge

Data center facility developers are working harder than ever to secure permitting, manage construction and bring data centers operational using a rapid delivery model.

With limited real estate in many urban centers across the United States and Canada—and the need for reliable fiber optic connections and power infrastructure—larger, more complex data centers are increasingly being built in closer proximity to residential areas.

The challenge: data center cooling and power generation infrastructure—components such as air handlers, chillers and emergency generator sets—are typically located outside of these facilities to maximize floor space for equipment. That can result in unwanted mechanical noise emissions that require mitigation, especially in jurisdictions with strict noise compliance legislation.  

An agile approach to data center noise control

As critical project schedules become more compressed, the risk of delay becomes exponentially greater. In response, Parklane also offers a wide array of agile engineering and trades services to help overcome on-the-fly design conflicts and in situ challenges.

Our agile engineering and trades teams work closely with project stakeholders and leverage our in-house capabilities to provide structural, mechanical, and building envelope solutions that mitigate unforeseen challenges that emerge during the course of a mission-critical project.

To support consistent scheduling transparency, our comprehensive project management system provides daily project updates with real-time scheduling reports to mitigate the risk of delays and ensure on-time solutions delivery.

Structural Work

Our Data Center Noise Control Solutions

Silencer System for Data Centers

Custom Silencer Systems

Silencers are designed to attenuate transmission of sound through heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in both interior and exterior environments.

Acoustic Plenums for Data Center

Modular Acoustic Plenums and Acoustic Louvers Assemblies

PMA Acoustic Plenums and Louvered Penthouses are unique in their functional design, integration versatility and architectural flexibility.
Barriers for Data Center

Acoustic Barriers and Screens

Acoustic Barriers are the most widely used form of mechanical sound attenuation due to their ability to mitigate noise emissions from a multitude of sources in one given location.
Enclosures for Data Center

Mechanical Acoustic Enclosures

Acoustic Enclosures are engineered to provide guaranteed sound levels, mitigating both total system sound power and structure-borne vibration transmission.
Vibration Mitigation

Vibration Control and Seismic Restraint

A common issue is high ambient noise levels in occupied spaces. Often this a result of structure-induced vibration, typically caused by mechanical equipment or riser systems that are rigidly connected to a building structure.

Success is in the details

Our Process

We work with industry, architects, acoustic engineers, consultants and contractors to develop effective screen system solutions.


  • Assessment and Planning
  • Integrated System Design
  • Agile Engineering
  • Critical Path Scheduling and Granular Timeline Reporting
  • Custom Manufacturing
  • Installation and Onsite Coordination Services

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Because mechanical noise issues should never be a distraction

Contact a member of our team now to discuss your data center noise issue