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Building regulations - overheating risk in new homes: research report

Research into overheating risk in new homes. Produced in support of proposed improvements to energy standards for new buildings within Scottish building regulations in 2021.

Building regulations - overheating risk in new homes: research report
1. Introduction

1. Introduction

1.1 The main aim of this report is to produce data to establish the likelihood of overheating risk in new homes in Scotland in the context of projected temperature increases due to climate change

1.2 It is coupled with an assessment of the need for passive mitigation measures to address any overheating risk identified, based on a review of research previously undertaken in England and in Wales

1.3 At this stage, this research excludes any evaluation of the costs and benefits of applying mitigation measures.


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