A toolkit from Researchers at Durham University and Herriot-Watt University can help commissioners and providers of services for older people to adapt health and social care services for a changing climate.
The cycle BOOM study focused on how cycling can affect the mobility, health and wellbeing of the older population.
Researchers at Cambridge University have developed tools & techniques for flood risk assessment and a better understanding of the consequences of flooding & benefits of property-level resilience.
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.
Researchers combined maps of data for 2.6 million London addresses to predict the location at greatest risk of heat-related mortality.
Energy efficiency retrofit is more effective & has health benefits if combined with grid decarbonisation & enhanced ventilation
UCL researchers found that achieving carbon reduction targets in urban settings depends on the interdependencies between housing and energy provision, and that different decarbonisation strategies at the city / town level can affect the health of inhabitants.
Researchers at UCL found that the type and construction of a building may significantly alter its ability to dry following a flood. Flood depth and drying conditions also have an impact on the duration of damp.
Decarbonising the electricity system may require use of CCS which needs large, reliable quantities of cooling water – ITRC researchers found that power plants could be at risk from drought and low flows.
Older people are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures, so summertime heating can be dangerous to their health.
Researchers have found that passive measures may not be enough to cope with future projected overheating in suburban homes, suggesting that mechanical cooling technology may be required.