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Investigation into overheating in homes: literature review

Review of whether overheating is occurring in homes, and whether retrofitting/refurbishing existing homes is likely to increase the risk of overheating.

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This literature review focuses on 3 main areas: whether overheating is occurring in new dwellings, in existing dwellings and whether or not retrofitting/refurbishing existing dwellings is likely to increase the risk of overheating.

The review has been carried out on behalf of government by a consortium led by AECOM, and supported by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London.

A second output from this work is an analysis of gaps and recommendations report identifying the main gaps in the literature, and areas where further work might be of most value.

The findings and recommendations in this report are those of the consultant authors and do not necessarily represent the views or proposed policies of the Department for Communities and Local Government.