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Overheating & indoor air quality in new homes

June 2015 Workshop

Working with the Homes and Communities Agency, we brought together 79 industry and academic experts for an overheating and indoor air quality in new homes workshop. We’ve brought together the technical presentations and discussion summaries from the masterclass workshops, which are particularly relevant for:

  • Social housing providers – development & asset management directors & managers, design managers, technical managers, directors of housing
  • Technical specialists – house builders & contractors, architects, building & services engineers, etc.
  • Local housing authorities – stock owning authorities, particularly those with new-build programmes; housing & environmental health departments

Use the quick links for presentations, videos and downloads from the sessions.

Overheating – what it is, the causes and definitions

Indoor air quality and overheating: The causes of unintended consequences

Clive Shrubsole, UCL (pdf, 1000 KB)

Definitions and causes of poor indoor air quality and overheating in homes

Dr Anna Mavrogianni, UCL (pdf, 4.9 MB)

Overheating – the impacts

The health, comfort and energy consequences of poor indoor environmental quality for individuals and communities

Dr Anna Mavrogianni, UCL (pdf, 2.1 MB)

Why overheating should be tackled

The consequences of overheating for landlords

Paul Ciniglio, First Wessex (pdf, 1.5 MB)

How overheating can be tackled across an organisation and by industry

Building regulations and standards

Shayne Coulson, DCLG (pdf, 310 KB)

Why existing design stage tools & methodologies are not preventing overheating

Susie Diamond, Inkling (pdf, 590 KB)

Overheating homes. Why?

Mich Swainson, BRE (pdf, 1.2 MB)

Overheating in homes – the big picture

Nicola O’Connor, Zero Carbon Hub (pdf, 740 KB)

Overheating, the magnitude of the problem and challenges for the future: A built asset management perspective

Professor Keith Jones, Anglia Ruskin University (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Solutions masterclasses

Building design & environment

Presentation by Professor Bill Gething, University of the West of England (pdf, 1.2 MB)

Contracting and procurement

Masterclass discussion summary

Summary of solutions masterclasses (pdf, 190 KB)

This video contains reporting for all 3 masterclasses. If you wish to skip to a specific masterclass, the timings are:

  • Building management & resident action – first item
  • Contracting & procurement – 2 mins 57 secs
  • Building design solutions – 5 mins 20 secs