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Overheating in New Homes: A Review of the evidence

11 Dec 2012 2:02 pm

Earlier this year, NHBC Foundation published

Understanding overheating – where to start: An introduction for house builders and designers,

providing a guide to the key factors that can lead to high indoor temperatures, and describing some of the measures which should be considered during planning and design in order to mitigate against overheating.  This new report documents a wide-ranging review of existing information, evidence and case studies on overheating, supplemented by outcomes from two industry workshops.  The report discusses what parameters might be used in the definition of overheating, and gives guidance on reducing overheating.  It concludes that there is an urgent need to develop a universally accepted definition of overheating in dwellings, and that the development of a robust threshold for use by planners, designers, builders and authorities is vital for dealing with overheating.

The full report can be downloaded from www.nhbcfoundation.org/overheatinginnewhomes

 

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