Understanding overheating: where to start

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The NHBC Foundation has published a new guide to address the concerns that new homes are at more risk of overheating due to higher standards of airtightness and increased thermal insulation.Compiled by Richards Partington Architects and supported by the Zero Carbon Hub, it covers the principles of overheating as well as factors that increase or reduce the risk. Seven case studies are provided to demonstrate a number of reasons for overheating, including location of the site, errors in design or the way in which the home is being used by its occupants.