Overheating analysis is usually done to predict risks and make adjustments that can be used to improve comfort for the occupants of a new home. Most people are building warmer houses to respond to climate changes but that may mean poor ventilation and too much air tightness which is not comfortable for homes especially during warmer months. Such developments are not energy-efficient. It is done using special software, ‘Dynamic Simulation Modeling’. The software is able to accurately analyse energy compliance, ventilation, renewable technologies, energy consumption, carbon emission and heating in a home. Complete Sustainability Solutions offers overheating analysis services for all sectors within the UK. One may decide to get an overheating analysis when they need:
- A thermal comfort analysis to get thermal comfort credits
- To comply with thermal comfort standards
- To help designers and developers minimise the risk of overheating. Certain criteria are used to find indoor temperatures that are comfortable for occupants
- To make building designs that do not pose overheating risks in buildings that have a high risk of overheating.
- To get BREEAM credit
New proposals for major developments are expected to show how the design, materials, operation and construction of the development are going to reduce overheating. They should be designed to reduce the need for air conditioning systems which often consume a lot of energy.
Thermal comfort analysis is meant to reduce the risk of overheating in buildings. It can be pretty hard to regulate indoor climate without analysis. A building could be overheated because of inappropriate design (too much insulation, low thermal mass, poor air flow and south facing windows) and insufficient services. Our trained and professional members of staff at Complete Sustainability Solutions can help you achieve compliance and thermal comfort in all sectors across the UK at a competitive price. We also offer our clients the advice and support they need to achieve thermal comfort without having to spend too much. Our services are fast and reliable. We do not just give you calculations. We help you solve the problem
How To Reduce Overheating In Developments
- Limit the amount of heat that gets into a building especially in summer using fenestration, orientation, shading and green roofs
- Use an energy-efficient design that can minimise the generation of internal heat
- Use features such as high ceilings to control the heat within a building
- Use low carbon cooling systems
- Incorporate mechanical ventilation