Did you know that there is a version of The Construction Index for the USA? Visit the site No thanks
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Instagram
Daily construction news
Weekly plant news

Construction News

Fri November 24 2017

Related Information
Related Information
Related Information

News » UK » CIBSE takes aim at overheating homes » published 30 Jun 2017

CIBSE takes aim at overheating homes

New guidance published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) aims to address the causes of overheating in homes.

Addressing what the industry had identified as a gap in its knowledge, CIBSE have created the new Technical Memorandum 59: Design methodology for the assessment of overheating risk in homes (TM59) in order to set a standard by which overheating can be assessed using a consistent methodology.

The new TM59, free to download, has created a common approach that will see the whole industry consistently apply the same methodology.

Input assumptions regarding the occupancy profiles, internal gains, natural ventilation capabilities etc. in the design process will produce a wide variety of results and sometimes even mask the magnitude of overheating risk in some properties, CIBSE says.  TM59 aims to provide consistency across the industry as all consultants will now be using the same assumptions regarding the use of the properties when assessing overheating risk.

CIBSE research manager Anastasia Mylona said “CIBSE has created this methodology in response to growing concern in the construction industry that rising temperatures and a changing urban landscape are creating a generation of homes destined to overheat.

“By creating an industry-agreed standard methodology for assessing overheating, we aim to enable designers and engineers to work together to create buildings that are more resilient to hot weather events.”

 

 

MPU

Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.

This article was published on 30 Jun 2017 (last updated on 30 Jun 2017).

More News Channels