overheating

The performance of Passivhaus in new construction: Post occupancy evaluation of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK: Early Results    This paper published by the Passivhaus Trust, the UK Passive House Organisation, analyses the performance of a number of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK. The research is focused on certified new-build Passivhaus homes, both single dwellings and multi residential.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The project H-House (Healthier Life with Eco-innovative Components for Housing Constructions), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, aims to develop a number of new building systems suited to a society where environmental awareness and a high degree of living comfort are both required. The concept of the project is to develop new building components for external and internal walls for new buildings and for renovation.  
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

  This technical memorandum released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) provides a domestic overheating risk assessment methodology. It can be applied to dwellings, care homes and student residences. The methodology is intended for use by designers in order to influence building design for the better. It could be used at the planning stage to assess risk, as well as at later stages of design.   Contents include: Introduction  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Publication

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has recently published TM59: Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes. This webinar accompanies this publication and will explain the methodology and present a real-life project case study of the application.   The event will provide:  
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: Event

IEA – EBC Programme – Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling  
Post date: 9 May 2017
Type: Publication

A new tool developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling has just been launched.
Post date: 9 May 2017
Type: News

This tool, developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative cooling, analyses the potential of ventilative cooling by taking into account not only climate conditions, but also building envelope thermal properties, internal gains and ventilation needs.  
Post date: 9 May 2017
Type: Tool

This white paper, released by the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) focuses on the overheating risk in low energy buildings with the aim to strengthen the awareness of member states of a growing problem which is not sufficiently addressed in the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  The paper brings up the growing problem of people suffering from uncomfortable indoor temperature.   According to the document, an explicit article on overheating has to be included in the EPBD review:  
Post date: 25 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

Solar shading has moved from a building component to a smart solar management concept for NZEB or renovated buildings (http://es-so.com/new/314-es-so-position-paper-2015). Although shading is a mature building technology in Europe it is not adequately recognised for its energy saving properties.
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
Type: Publication

EPBD directive 2002 and its recast 2010 have led to significant efforts in EU Member States to improve the energy performance of buildings. The compliance of energy performance assessments and quality of works are increasingly important aspects needing continuous attention and well developed procedures in order to be able to achieve stringent energy and indoor climate targets in practice.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
Type: Publication