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dc.contributor.authorJones, RVen
dc.contributor.authorGoodhew, Sen
dc.contributor.authorde Wilde, Pen

There is growing concern in Western Europe that higher insulation and air tightness of residential buildings may lead to increased overheating risk during the summer. This risks undoing the energy savings as it may lead to the introduction of active cooling systems in buildings that so far have been cooled by natural means. This paper discusses temperature monitoring from houses in the Southwest of the UK that were built to low-energy standards (Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5). Results were analyzed using both established static overheating criteria and an adaptive thermal comfort standard. Findings suggest that these houses can be considered uncomfortably warm during summer and that they are at risk of overheating.

dc.subjectLow energy housesen
dc.subjectThermal comforten
dc.subjectSocial housingen
dc.subjectPost-occupancy evaluationen
dc.titleMeasured indoor temperatures, thermal comfort and overheating risk: Post-Occupancy evaluation of low energy houses in the UKen
dc.typeConference Contribution
plymouth.conference-nameCUE-2015-Applied Energy Symposium and Summit 2015: Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systemsen
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities/School of Art, Design and Architecture
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA13 Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
dc.publisher.placeFuzhou, Chinaen
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargoen
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten

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