dBx Jargon Buster - AVO

Welcome to the dBx Acoustics jargon buster! In this section, we list some common acoustic terms as well as standards and guidance you may be asked to comply with. If there’s something you need to know that we haven’t covered here, please let us know.


The Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating Residential Design Guide recommends an approach to acoustic assessments for new residential developments which considers the interdependence of acoustics, ventilation and overheating. Use of AVO is intended to demonstrate good acoustic design as described in ProPG Planning and Noise.