Measuring overheating

To minimise overheating in homes it is important to produce accurate models to understand where risks might lie. To test the accuracy of modellers’ predictions, researchers – led by Ben Roberts – compared four models with real-life temperatures in two homes

Building resilience into net-zero schools

Schools designed today must withstand future climate change. Tim Taylor, Joe Jack Williams and Paula Morgenstern, from CIBSE School Design Group, look at the likelihood of them overheating

CIBSE seminar: Tackling overheating

Changes to Building Regulations offer a chance to reduce overheating risks, according to speakers at a CIBSE seminar last month

Hot off the press: research on overheating in homes

The latest research on assessing and mitigating overheating in buildings is the focus of a Building Services and Engineering Research and Technology Journal special edition. CIBSE’S Anastasia Mylona looks at the key findings

In control – thermal comfort and productivity

Architect AHMM has used its office as a testbed for thermal strategies in a building with no cooling. AHMM’s Craig Robertson and Ines Idzikowski Perez, of UCL, report on the balance between cost, comfort and productivity