HCA workshop: overheating and indoor air quality - 23 June 2015

Homes and Communities Agency

June 11
12:32 2015

The HCA, working with the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change Network, will host a free, one day workshop for affordable housing providers and developers on how to avoid overheating and poor indoor air quality in new homes.

The event will cover:

  • overheating what it is, the causes and the scale of the problem across social housing stock
  • impacts particularly on health, including a focus on the relationship between overheating and poor indoor air quality
  • why overheating should be tackled environmental health, corporate and social responsibilities, legal duties of care
  • how overheating can be tackled across an organisation what the development, asset management and housing teams can do
  • case study examples drawn from procurement, contractors, asset management, maintenance and resident management

The event is aimed at professionals involved in the commissioning, development and delivery of new affordable homes, including:

  • registered providers (development and asset management directors and managers, design managers, technical managers, possibly also directors of housing)
  • technical specialists (house builders and contractors, architects, building and services engineers etc)
  • local housing authorities (stock owning authorities, particularly those with new-build programmes; housing and environmental health departments)

Download presentations:

Definitions and causes of poor indoor air quality and overheating in homes. Part one - Dr Anna Mavrogianni (PDF, 4.88MB, 17 pages)

The health, comfort and energy consequences of poor indoor environmental quality for individuals and communities. Part two - Dr Anna Mavrogianni (PDF, 2.05MB, 12 pages)

Overheating in homes - Bill Gething (PDF, 1.2MB, 20 pages)

The policy context - Bob Ledsome (PDF, 313KB, 7 pages)

Indoor air quality and overheating. The causes of unintended consequences - Clive Shrubsole (PDF, 932KB, 12 pages)

Overheating the magnitude of the problem and challenges for the future - Professor Keith Jones (PDF, 1.35MB, 28 pages)

Masterclass feedback (PDF, 191KB, 3 pages)

Overheating homes. Why? Only by understanding heat can we develop ways to reject it - Mich Swainson (PDF, 1.22MB, 19 pages)

Why existing design stage tools and methodologies are not preventing overheating - Susie Diamond (PDF, 581KB, 10 pages)

The consequences of overheating for landlords - Paul Ciniglio (PDF, 1.45MB, 14 pages)

Overheating in homes - the big picture. Nicola O'Connor (PDF, 655KB, 16 pages)

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