overheating

ES-SO White Paper EPBD: Overheating risk in low energy buildings

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:

 

QUALICHeCK Overview of EPC compliance and quality issues on the ground

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.

 

Examples of Action Being Taken by Housing Providers - Overheating risk management

This slide pack, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, sets out examples of strategies and planned actions for managing overheating risk being taken by nine housing providers. It also covers common issues and barriers the case study organisation face, some of which can only be resolved by national or local-level policies. 

 

The pack is part of a series of "overheating risk management" packs produced to support organisations who build, refurbish or manage homes, in deciding what next steps they could take to more strategically manage the issue of overheating in homes.

Overheating in Homes: Risk Management Strategies - For local authorities

This slide pack, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, aims to provide local authorites with information on overheating risk management strategies.

 

Contents include:

 

  • Why do I need to worry about overheating?
  • Integrating overheating risk management
  • with other processes
  • Extent of overheating
  • Drivers of change
  • Impacts of overheating
  • What is your starting point?

 

Overheating in Homes: Risk Management Strategies - For housing associations

This slide pack, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, aims to provide housing associations with information on overheating risk management strategies.

 

Contents include:

 

  • Why do I need to worry about overheating?
  • Integrating overheating risk management
  • with other processes
  • Extent of overheating
  • Drivers of change
  • Impacts of overheating
  • What is your starting point?

 

Overheating in Homes: Risk Management Strategies - For housebuilders and developers

This slide pack, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, aims to provide housebuilders and developers with information on overheating risk management strategies.

 

Contents include:

 

  • Why do I need to worry about overheating?
  • Integrating overheating risk management
  • with other processes
  • Extent of overheating
  • Drivers of change
  • Impacts of overheating
  • What is your starting point?

 

Introduction to overheating - Tackling overheating in homes

This slide pack, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, aims to provide housing providers with a brief, non-technical introduction in the field of overheating. It explores how overheating is defined, what causes it and some of the risk factors to look out for.

 

The pack is part of a series of "overheating risk management" packs produced to support organisations who build, refurbish or manage homes, in deciding what next steps they could take to more strategically manage the issue of overheating in homes.