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Overheating in new homes: a new design tool

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posted on 22.01.2020, 11:21 by Kevin LomasKevin Lomas
Kevin Lomas explains why the risk of overheating in homes is an increasing problem in the UK and elsewhere – in both existing buildings but also for the construction of new dwellings.

To address this public health problem, a ground-breaking new tool has been developed and launched to assist designers, planners and clients to identify and reduce the risk of summer overheating in dwellings. A key benefit is its simplicity, early application in the design process, potential to inform design strategies and the provision of supporting background information and guidance. Further uses are envisaged, for example to identifying properties and rooms at risk of overheating – for public health compliance as well as education and training. Although this tool was developed for use primarily in the UK, it should inspire others around the world to take similar action.

Funding

EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy Resilience and the Built Environment (ERBE) : EP/S021671/1

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Buildings and Cities

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Buildings and Cities

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© The Author

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This is an Open Access article. It is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This article was originally published in Buildings and Cities at https://www.buildingsandcities.org/insights/commentaries/lomas-overheating-in-new-homes.html.

Acceptance date

06/11/2019

Publication date

2019-11-06

Copyright date

2019

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Kevin Lomas. Deposit date: 17 January 2020

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