Ever increasing winter energy efficiency measures and external temperatures as a result of intense urbanisation and climate change will increase the risk of overheating in buildings especially in homes that primarily depend on passive measures to achieve year round internal comfort. CIBSE believes that occupant comfort, health and wellbeing should be carefully considered in the design of buildings and recommends a holistic approach to performance analysis where internal thermal comfort is investigated throughout the year.
- CIBSE Weather Data Sets
- Overheating Webinar
- Good Homes Alliance: Overheating in new homes
- Zero Carbon Hub: Tackling overheating in homes review
- NHBC Foundation, 2012. Understanding overheating- Where to start - NF 44. An introduction for house builders and designers
- DCLG, 2012. Investigation into overheating in homes, Literature review. London, UK: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
- BSI (2007) BS EN 15251: 2007: Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics (London: British Standards Institution)
- ASHRAE, 2013. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013 - Thermal environmental conditions for human occupancy. Atlanta, USA: American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
- HSE Detailed guidance on workplace temperature and thermal comfort
- HSE Workplace health, safety and welfare. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
- Building performance evaluation of dwellings: A case study of the Seager Distillery development - Michael Lim, AECOM and Steve Harper, Galliard Homes