Sound Insulation Programs

Midway Residential Sound Insulation Program​

The Mayor of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), and the Midway Noise Compatibility Commission (MNCC) are strongly committed to the Midway Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP). The RSIP aims to reduce the impact of aircraft noise in homes surrounding Chicago Midway International Airport.

The goal of the program is to make it easier for the highest impacted homeowners surrounding Midway to talk on the phone, watch TV, listen to music, sleep, or have a conversation in their own homes. By properly sound-insulating these homes, homeowners not only gain a quieter interior, but may also benefit from long-lasting improvements and increased efficiency in their heating and cooling systems. Should your home become eligible for the program, you will receive a letter from the CDA inviting you to an informational briefing.

To date, 10,173 homes near Midway have been sound-insulated.

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CDA Targeted Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Evaluations: Replacement Acoustical Window Off-Gassing Sampling and Analysis Sept. through Dec. 2017»

In 2017 CDA ordered testing to determine the source of sporadic odors associated with some of the windows installed as part of the Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP). The results of the first phase of this testing program conducted from September through December 2017 are found in a report by Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, a certified industrial hygienist consulting firm. Click here to view the report.

To find out if your home is eligible for the Midway RSIP, please call 773.894.3255 and leave a voicemail.

If your home was already sound-insulated and you have a question about warranty work, please call the Midway RSIP Office at 773.838.5632.

Midway School Sound Insulation Program​

The goal of the Midway School Sound Insulation Program (SSIP), which began in 1991, is to reduce aircraft noise levels in schools and create a quieter learning environment for students attending schools near Midway.

To date, 41 schools have been sound-insulated at a cost of more than $105 million.

Fact Sheet - School Sound Insulation Program at Midway International Airport »​​​​​​​