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Delivering Healthy Homes: Tutorial 1 Overheating

The first in a series of hour-long interactive online tutorials with guest industry experts on how to deliver healthy homes.

Speakers: Julie Godefroy, Julie Godefroy Sustainability

Tutorial date: Tuesday 2nd June 2020

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Guidance

Acoustics, Ventilation and Overheating Guide

It recommends an approach to acoustic assessments for new residential development that take due regard of the interdependence of provisions for acoustics, ventilation, and overheating. Application of the AVO Guide is intended to demonstrate good acoustic design as described in the ProPG: Planning & Noise, May 2017 when considering internal noise level guidelines.


Author: Association of Noise Consultants

Publication date: January 2020

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Guidance Tool

Overheating in New Homes

A new tool and accompanying guidance which aims to help planners and design teams identify and mitigate overheating risks in new homes at an early stage.

The tool and guidance were formally launched at a sold-out evening event on 16th July 2019 at Winckworth Sherwood in London, which featured short talks from the project team and steering group experts.

The work has been led by a project team of Susie Diamond (Inkling), Julie Godefroy (Julie Godefroy Sustainability) and Nicola O’Connor (Mandarin Research) with support and feedback from an expert steering group, the GHA team and stakeholder workshops.

The steering group has consisted of the following experts:

  • Lynne Sullivan OBE, Chair, Good Homes Alliance
  • Michael Swainson, BRE
  • Anastasia Mylona, CIBSE
  • Joe Baker, London Borough of Haringey
  • Guy Thompson, The Concrete Centre
  • Dr Victoria Tink, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
  • Chris Twinn, Twinn Sustainability Innovation
  • Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards

To assist with the use and uptake of the tool, the GHA and the research project team will develop and deliver a number of training masterclasses starting in autumn 2019. If you’re interested in attending a GHA Masterclass on overheating or arranging a bespoke CPD for your organisation, please contact Julian Brooks at julian@goodhomes.org.uk.

Author: Good Homes Alliance

Publication date: July 2019

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Report

Solutions to Overheating In Homes Evidence Review

The review covers a wide range of possible measures from town planning and building positioning, layout and orientation through to building fabric, windows, ventilation, to the actions of individual occupants. As such it covers issues relating to the local environment and neighbourhood as well as to the individual dwellings.


Author: Zero Carbon Hub

Publication date: March 2016

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Report

Overheating In Homes – The Big Picture

These report presents preliminary findings from the project, with a particular focus on reflecting what the housing sector has told us about their concerns and level of preparedness to tackle overheating. It is the ‘big picture’ on overheating. It is evident from the feedback the Zero Carbon Hub has received that many organisations are at the beginning of the journey. For others, processes intended to minimise overheating risk are being embedded in their businesses.

Author: Zero Carbon Hub

Publication date: June 2015

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Report Research findings

Preventing Overheating

High temperatures in homes are known to cause real problems for occupants. These range from discomfort and mild health effects, to serious health effects. Elderly people and other vulnerable groups are most at risk from these effects, and with an aging population, greater urbanisation and climate change predicted, the risk of overheating needs to be addressed.


Author: Good Homes Alliance

Publication date: February 2014

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Case Study Report

Design for Future Climate – One Brighton

The scheme is part of a highly sustainable Masterplan for the regeneration of the New England Quarter adjacent to Brighton Rail Station. Completed in 2009 to BREEAM Excellent standard, One Brighton is an outstanding example of a contemporary urban, green apartment building. Sustainability was integrated throughout the design by following the ‘One Planet Living®’ model developed by BioRegional, together with WWF International.

This report considers a retrofit adaptation strategy to reduce the risk of overheating in a contemporary apartment block, One Brighton. The project is unique in the TSB Design for Future Climate Portfolio in two respects. Firstly, it is the only study, which is considering pure retrofit as opposed to new-build or more large-scale refurbishment of a building. Secondly, it builds upon the work of the TSB Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Programme already undertaken for the development.


Author: Good Homes Alliance

Publication date: 2014

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