January 2011 A stakeholder view from AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services. The SCORCHIO project is developing tools that use the latest forecasts from the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) to help planners, designers, engineers and users to adapt urban areas to the additional heat burdens anticipated with climate change. … Continue reading AECOM’s perspective of SCORCHIO
February 2013 Some energy efficiency measures can cause homes to overheat, in certain situations. Our advice note identifies homes at risk of overheating and suggests measures to help cool buildings. Download a pdf version, or read on. This briefing highlights the risk that some energy efficiency, in certain situations, may cause homes to overheat. Its … Continue reading Overheating in homes: advice & evidence from research
October 2012 A summary of research from across the Network projects, written for decision-makers and highlighting the latest results and implications for end users. We all live and work in buildings; maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature is vital to ensuring our general well-being and productivity. Warmer summers can increase the risk of overheating, varying from … Continue reading Adapting UK homes to reduce overheating – policy & practice briefing
We support short placements for early career researchers to work more closely with policy and practice, and for stakeholders to get more involved in the co-production of evidence. The aim is to enhance the value and use of research outputs. Urban heat vulnerability mapping Innovative flood risk management for cities BIOPICCC: Toolkit impact development Investigating … Continue reading Joint working opportunities
Maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature is vital to ensuring our general wellbeing and productivity. With heatwaves expected to occur in most summers by the 2050s, we face significant risks to our health and comfort. External temperatures can be intensified by the urban heat island effect – increasing heat emissions from energy use in homes, industry, … Continue reading Overheating
To help avoid making decisions in isolation that can lead to unintended detrimental consequences, researchers at UCL devised a decision-making model to aid UK housing policy decisions.
Briony Turner investigates the difference between the design and measured energy performance of buildings.
Researchers combined maps of data for 2.6 million London addresses to predict the location at greatest risk of heat-related mortality.
LoHCool aims to develop a holistic approach to achieving CO2 reductions associated with space heating and cooling as well as keeping internal temperatures comfortable.
Older people are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures, so summertime heating can be dangerous to their health.