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Delivering Healthy Homes: Tutorial 4 Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation

The fourth in a series of hour-long interactive online tutorials with guest industry experts on how to deliver healthy homes.

Speaker: Prof. Tim Sharpe, Head of Architecture, University of Strathclyde

Tutorial date: Tuesday 30th June 2020

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Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guide

It recommends an approach to acoustic assessments for new residential development that take due regard of the interdependence of provisions for 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 when considering internal noise level guidelines.


Author: Association of Noise Consultants

Publication date: January 2020

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GHA 2019 Policy Workshop

GHA held a policy workshop entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Housing: Are Current Regulations Fit for Purpose?’ on Thursday 24th January 2019 at Winckworth Sherwood, London. The event included three roundtable workshop discussions facilitated by the GHA and a number of expert speakers.

The purpose of the discussions was to:

  • Highlight the shortcomings of the current Building Regulations on; energy, ventilation, overheating, indoor air quality, comfort, and in-use performance.
  • Suggest improvements and changes to regulations/policies in anticipation of forthcoming Government reviews in 2019.
  • Produce a concise set of notes on the three themes that will inform an industry wide position paper that can be adopted by the GHA membership and presented to industry and Government

Author: Good Homes Alliance

Publication date: January 2019

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Ventilation in New Homes

This report presents the findings from the site visits anonymously. It is intended for organisations with an interest in quality assuring the delivery of ventilation systems, including government policymakers, developers and their advisers.


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Author: Zero Carbon Hub

Publication date: March 2016

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Guidance

Services Guide

This good practice guide aims to improve the standard of building services in new homes. The information is aimed at SME builders and their advisors, but there will be parts relevant to other building professionals.

The scope is limited to focus on the major problems around design and installation of services that affect the comfort, indoor air quality and energy performance of new homes. The guide highlights “problems to avoid” showing common issues that contribute to the gap between intended and actual performance.

The “What to do” guidance provides useful solutions and tips for a successful design and installation. This guidance will aid the site and wider project team in the effective delivery of building services that perform as intended.


Author: Zero Carbon Hub

Publication date: July 2016

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Ventilation and good indoor air quality in low energy homes

This report presents results and recommendations following research into examples of good practice in ventilation and indoor air quality for new homes. The aim is to inform and support the work of teams involved in procuring, designing and building low energy homes, by providing clear information highlighting good practice in ventilation and indoor air quality.


Author: Good Homes Alliance

Publication date: November 2011

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