Research and analysis

Research into overheating in new homes

This research investigated methods of mitigating overheating in new homes.

Documents

Research into overheating in new homes - phase 1 report

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Research into overheating in new homes - phase 2 report

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Details

In response to the recommendations in the Committee on Climate Change progress report to Parliament in 2015, the government has commissioned research to better understand the overheating risk in new dwellings in England and options to mitigate this risk.

The phase 1 report of the research aims to gain a better understanding of the type of properties most at risk of overheating. It uses dynamic thermal modelling to assess this risk for different dwelling types and locations throughout England.

The results from phase 2 consists of a cost-benefit analysis of alternative risk mitigation strategies to reduce overheating risk to an acceptable level.

Published 1 October 2019