Zero Carbon Hub’s “Next Steps in Defining Overheating” now available

This discussion paper, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, suggests a framework for defining and assessing overheating risk in UK’s new homes. More specifically, the document draws on the evidence- based and expert views and advice of house-builders, housing associations, local authorities, professional bodies, manufacturers, technical experts, academics and policy advisers to make preliminary recommendations relating to:

  • defining “overheating” in new dwellings being constructed; and
  • assessing the potential for those buildings overheating in the future.

The purpose of the document is to develop a mandatory national minimum standard for the construction sector intended to address the risk of overheating in homes.

The full document is freely accessible at:

http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/sites/default/files/resources/reports/ZCH-Overheating-NextStepsDefinitions-Final.pdf

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