Tackling Overheating in Homes

If our summer temperatures continue to rise as our climate changes then our building stock will need to remain comfortable in warmer summers as well as cope with our winter weather.

13th March 2015

Will your homes remain comfortable for your tenants or are you already experiencing complaints from tenants? 

Are the buildings you design and maintain future proofed?

Whether you’re a designer, developer, housing manager or social and health care professional, this breakfast seminar on the 24th March in Cardiff will provide you with an opportunity to hear how summertime overheating needs to be tackled in homes.

It will also be an opportunity to review the procurement processes being applied and review the materials being used to improve energy efficiency in Welsh homes. There are fears that the pursuit of improved energy ratings has been delivered with the use of inappropriate materials and processes resulting in problems of dampness, cold spots and mould all of which can affect the health of occupiers.

So, our homes need cope with changing climate achieve better energy performance and enhance the health of tenants. Speakers from ARUP will outline the issues around urban heat risk and overheating in buildings and highlight the findings of their recent research.

You will also hear from about the Zero Carbon 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.

To register for the event visit the CEWales website