Earlier this year, the Good Homes Alliance was delighted to launch the beta version of its new tool and guidance developed for existing homes and retrofit schemes. We are running a workshop to gather feedback on the tool for those who have downloaded it.
Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Registration: By invitation to downloaders of the guidance. If you are interested in attending this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be facilitated by authors of the tool and guidance Julie Godefroy (Julie Godefroy Sustainability) and Susie Diamond (Inkling).
About the tool
The new tool responds to demand from designers, housing associations, environmental health officers, and other parties concerned with overheating risks in the existing housing stock, which are likely to increase further due to climate change and higher temperatures.
This tool is intended for use at the early stages of residential retrofit projects, or on existing homes, in order to identify key factors contributing to overheating risk and possible mitigation measures. It is applicable to existing homes, retrofits, and conversions of non-domestic buildings to residential accommodation.
The tool and guidance are meant to be easy to use by non-specialists to inform early-stage big impact decisions. They promote holistic consideration of overheating risk together with the site context and linked design issues such as ventilation and noise. The potential impacts of energy efficiency measures through retrofit are included, but the tool also highlights the important opportunities for retrofit to contribute not only to overheating risk mitigation, but also improvements in air quality and energy efficiency.