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AECOM's perspective of SCORCHIO

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

Overheating in homes: advice & evidence from research

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

Adapting UK homes to reduce overheating – policy & practice briefing

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

Joint working opportunities

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

Overheating

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