Tackling Overheating in Homes – Cardiff

24 Mar
Tuesday 24th March 2015
8am registration for 8:30 start – 10:30am
Parc Thistle, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN

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With the industry’s focus currently on retrofitting our homes to reduce heat loss in winter, are we increasing the risk of summertime overheating? If our summer temperatures continue to rise as our climate changes then our building stock will need to remain comfortable in warmer summers. Will your homes remain comfortable for your tenants or are you already experiencing complaints from tenants in summer months? Are the buildings you design future proofed?

Whether you’re a designer, developer, housing manager or social and health care professional, this breakfast seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear how summertime overheating needs to be tackled in homes. We’re delighted to be welcoming speakers from:

ARUP – Providing an introduction to urban heat risk and overheating in buildings. Arup’s recent research has identified the triple risk index where physical factors coincide with the building forms conducive to heat risk and vulnerable people.

Zero Carbon Hub – Hear more on the hub’s current overheating research project which has sought views from the industry on how overheating in buildings is currently determined, the causes and risks of overheating and how we can better manage the risk. The project is working with the Welsh and UK governments, industry and academic experts to provide evidence on why overheating needs to be tackled in both existing and new build homes.

Welsh Government – Presenting a research case study from a housing association in South Wales.

For those who are involved in delivering new homes or retrofitting properties in Wales this is a “must attend” event providing an opportunity to discuss the topic with a broad range of professions.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £30 unless you have informed us prior to the event.

How to Book: To reserve your place for the seminar in Cardiff please email cewalesevents@cewales.org.uk stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.

Alternatively if you’d like to register to watch a recording of workshop please email cewalesevents@cewales.org.ukstating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to receive the recording hyperlink following the event.

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