AVO Guide, January 2020

In January 2020 the ANC (Association of Noise Consultants) and the IOA (Institute of Acoustics) jointly published the long awaited Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guide (AVO Guide) to provide professionals within the acoustic industry (as well as architects and other professionals engaged in the planning, design and commissioning of new dwellings) with additional guidance.
Within the guide are recommendations on how to approach the acoustic assessments for new residential developments that take a view on the inter-dependence of acoustics, ventilation and overheating.
Application of the AVO Guide is intended to demonstrate good acoustic design as described in the ProPG: Planning & Noise, may 2017.