The aim of our latest research project is to develop guidance and tools to help planners and design teams identify and mitigate the risk of overheating in housing developments at an early stage.

There is a considerable amount of interest in this area and we were very pleased to receive a number of high quality proposals during the tendering process in September 2018. (See here for the tender document).

We are pleased to announce that the contract was awarded to a consortium consisting of: Susie Diamond (Inkling), Julie Godefroy (Julie Godefroy Sustainability) and Nicola O’Connor (Mandarin Research).

More broadly, both the GHA and the winning team have been impressed by the level of engagement the industry has shown with this proposal, and look forward to consulting widely with the built environment community and building on the impressive body of research which exists regarding this topic.  If anyone would like to get in touch to be included in the consultation please contact Susie at and/or Julie at

The project is to commence in October 2018 with completion expected in Spring 2019. An event will take place at Futurebuild 2019 to announce the findings of the research.

We would like to thank our partners for supporting this research project.

Research partners


Early stage overheating guidance