overheating

This leaflet, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is intended for housing providers and building professionals. The document highlights and summarises some of the key impacts of overheating in homes. It is based on work carried out by the Zero Carbon Hub over the past two years as part of a large-scale project on ‘Overheating in Homes’, and draws specifically on a detailed evidence review of the ‘Impacts of Overheating’ prepared by AECOM for the Zero Carbon Hub.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Type: Publication

Designing domestic buildings to perform well in terms of energy efficiency and comfort in both winter and summer, is important. During the summer well-insulated buildings are at risk of overheating (if not effectively shaded and ventilated), with this risk likely to increase with the effects of climate change. This article bring insights into the necessary measures to control overheating, by modelling different Passivhaus standard buildings over a range of future climate scenarios.   Key results of the study include:  
Post date: 24 Feb 2016
Type: Publication

The REHVA January 2016 issue, focusing on Ventilative Cooling, is now available online. The featured articles are:  
Post date: 25 Jan 2016
Type: News

The REHVA January 2016 issue, focuses on Ventilative Cooling as an important approach to limit and prevent mechanical cooling in buildings. Featured articles include:  
Post date: 25 Jan 2016
Type: Publication

This Newsletter released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Natural Ventilation Group (NVG) Management Committee, aims to inform members and potential members of the work being undertaken by the Group to benefit the discipline of natural ventilation within CIBSE. 
Post date: 23 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

Post date: 9 Oct 2015
Type: Event

This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, presents the ‘big picture’ on overheating, with a particular focus on reflecting the housing sector’s concerns and level of preparedness to tackle overheating. In particular, the report aims to provide answers to the following questions: Why does overheating happen?How can the construction and energy efficiency sector prevent the issue from getting worse?What can local and national governments do to support the housing sector and why does it matter? 
Post date: 5 Oct 2015
Type: Publication

This publication, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, provides a summary of recent research and evidence on some of the more common impacts and consequences of overheating in residential buildings. It focusses primarily on the health and wellbeing of people and the downstream impacts on businesses, the health service and the economy. 
Post date: 5 Oct 2015
Type: Publication

This book covers all aspects of Adaptive Thermal Comfort; it is the second part of a three volume set. The first part of the current volume discusses the development of the adaptive approach to thermal comfort since the 1960s. It presents recent work in the field and suggests ways to develop and model it. The second part deals with the practical and theoretical problems encountered in field studies and their statistical analysis, while providing guidance to overcome these problems and draw valid conclusions. Contents include: 
Post date: 9 Sep 2015
Type: Publication

A newly released report commissioned and published by the Lancet medical journal on Tuesday June 23 2015 warns on the climate change potentially catastrophic risk to human health . The report: "Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health" was compiled by a group of experts including European and Chinese climate scientists and geographers, social, environmental and energy scientists, biodiversity experts and health professionals. 
Post date: 30 Jun 2015
Type: News