Publications & Guidelines

Documents listed below are currently available.  On this page details are also provided of other publications where ANC contributed to the drafting, such as BB93.

ANC Guidelines – Noise Measurement in Buildings

Part 1: Noise from Building Services. Part 2: Noise from External Sources (e.g. traffic noise) within buildings.  Please note these documents were first produced in 1997 and although reprinted they have not been updated to take account of all changes in Standards since. A new version will be available in 2020.

Electronic versions of these can be downloaded by completing the form available here  Please note that both Part 1 and Part 2 are available only in electronic format.

Green Book: Environmental Noise Measurement Guide

1st edition October 2013. New edition due 2019.

Stock of the first edition is almost exhausted so please contact us first before attempting to order. Please note that all orders require payment in advance.  This document is only available in printed format.

Red Book: Measurement and Assessment of Groundborne Noise and Vibration

2nd edition May 2012. New edition due 2020.

With a new edition due soon, you can now purchase the current edition at a reduced price whilst stocks last. Please  click here for the Order Form.   All orders require payment in advance. This document is only available in printed format.

ProPG: Planning & Noise

The ProPG has been produced to provide practitioners with guidance on a recommended approach to the management of noise within the planning system in England. The CIEH, IOA and the ANC have worked together to produce the guidance which encourages better acoustic design for new residential development and aims to protect people from the harmful effects of noise.  The document is available to download here

Schools Testing Good Practice Guide

The new version of the Guide updated in November 2015 is available here ANC Schools Good Practice Guide Nov_2015 Version 2.0

Acoustics of schools – a design guide

The Design Guide produced jointly with the Institute of Acoustics and published in November 2015 is available here.  Acoustics of Schools – a design guide November 2015

BB93: acoustic design of schools – performance standards

The new edition of BB93 can be downloaded from the Department for Education website using this link.  BB93 new edition