Tag: overheating

Rising temperatures aren’t going away – we need action on cooling retrofit now

In her new bi-monthly column for elemental, Longhurst Group’s Head of Environment and Sustainability Fallon Warren calls for urgent action on overheating homes.

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Research published into overheating risk in English homes

Loughborough University and BRE (Building Research Establishment) have assessed 750 English homes to research overheating. The households were assessed through both monitoring and questionnaires and weighting the results to the national housing stock, it was found that 4.6million English bedrooms (19% of the stock) and 3.6million living rooms (15%) overheated. Professor Kevin Lomas from Loughborough’s […]

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Amber warnings raise building overheating concern

Following last week’s Met Office amber extreme heat warning, REHAU has warned current sustainable design must mitigate overheating in buildings as heat waves become more prevalent. Recent research of 520 M&E contractors and architects, 130 of which worked specifically on apartment buildings, in REHAU’s report Designing Healthy Apartments, also raised similar concern. The majority of these […]

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Over 4.6 million English homes experience summertime overheating, new study finds

Academics at Loughborough University have shared the results of the largest and most comprehensive study to date looking at overheating in English homes. The summer of 2018 was England’s hottest ever summer, with four heat waves resulting in 1,067 excess deaths. The temperatures experienced in 2018 were typical of those the country is expected to […]

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Buildings must be ‘resilient against hotter conditions’

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has warned that UK homes and infrastructure are unprepared for rising temperatures, so consultants and contractors must ensure future buildings are resilient against hotter conditions, says REHAU. Energy-efficiency measures mean more residential and commercial buildings are sealed and insulated, yet few measures are in place to mitigate the warmer weather […]

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