Delivering Healthy Homes: Acoustics with Jack Harvie-Clark

Tuesday 9th June, 11:00-12:00, Online (Zoom)

A series of hour-long online tutorials with interactive Q&A on how to deliver healthy homes, hosted by the Good Homes Alliance with guest industry experts.

  • Current industry problems from the silo approach to design for Internal Environmental Quality
  • A new holistic approach – the Acoustics, Ventilation, Overheating: Residential Design Guide 
  • How the AVO Guide assists clients, planning authorities & designers
  • Passive design solutions for noisy environments
  • Risks of noise from domestic mechanical ventilation systems

Speaker: Jack Harvie-Clark, Managing Director, Apex Acoustics

Biography: Jack Harvie-Clark is the founder of Apex Acoustics, the immediate past-Chair of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and a Board member of the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA).  Apex is a multi-award-winning consultancy providing design advice and testing in acoustics & air tightness from our offices in the North East, Midlands and London.

Jack has a strong interest in the interdependence of acoustics, ventilation & thermal comfort; he instigated and is a major author of the recently published Acoustics, Ventilation & Overheating Guide.  He produced and edited “Acoustics of Schools: A design guide”, and the ANC Guide for Measurement of Sound in Buildings for the ANC, amongst others.

With a background in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, Jack worked on steam turbine blade development for Rolls Royce, undertook research into a novel thermal composite at Newcastle University and helped establish a renewable energy visitor centre before finding acoustics.


Individual tutorial costs:

– GHA members – £10 (+ VAT)
– Members of partner organisations* – £15 (+ VAT)
– General admittance – £20 (+ VAT)

Block booking discount for 3 tutorials (9th, 16th, 30th):

– GHA members – £25 (+ VAT)
– Members of partner organisations* – £35 (+ VAT)
– General admittance – £45 (+ VAT)

*Partner organisations include: AECB, Building Performance Network, Passivhaus Trust, STBA, TCPA, The Green Register, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, UKIEG, Woodknowledge Wales.

How to book

For individual tutorial bookings: Click ‘BOOK NOW’ below, choose your tutorial and click ‘Tickets’, choose your ticket type and quantity, then click ‘Checkout’.

For block bookings: Click ‘BOOK NOW’ below, click ‘Tickets’ for any of the tutorial dates, choose one of the ‘3 tutorials’ ticket types and quantity, then click ‘Checkout’.

Delivering Healthy Homes: Online Tutorial Series – Acoustics

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