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: