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What is overheating in dwellings?

Overheating in domestic properties has become a larger issue in recent times due to changing climates and global warming. Properties that overheat present a significant health and well-being risk to its occupants.

Modern building design of new and refurbished homes, with high proportions of glazing and inadequate ventilation systems along with increased climate temperatures can together result in excessively high internal temperatures of a dwelling during the summer period.

CIBSE TM59 Assessment of Overheating Risk in Homes has been created to assess this issue with a view to mitigating the problem through an efficient design, appropriate ventilation and consideration of the potential overheating issues.

The aim of the assessment is to ensure that the dwelling does not exceed excessively high temperatures throughout the summer months – Many factors influence overheating in homes, including the intensity of heat gains (internal equipment), occupancy patterns, orientation, property layout, shading strategy and ventilation method.

At Compliant EPC Ltd we use the most comprehensive software packages available and assess buildings using Dynamic Simulation Model to simulate the internal temperature of the proposed dwelling and determine whether the thresholds will be exceeded. CIBSE TM59 uses the same underlying calculation method as CIBSE TM52 although the criteria are superseded with standards which are more relevant to residential occupation.

TM59Why choose us?

Our experienced consultants have a wealth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of CIBSE TM59. We have worked on a wide range of projects from single properties to large flat blocks and mixed used residential and commercial schemes. Using our dynamic simulation software package, we can guide you through the process, right from concept to completion ensuring that every property assessed will meet the requirements of TM59 and ensure the longevity of the buildings design.

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If you have a domestic project anywhere in the UK, and are looking for a professional company to provide overheating analysis, we can help. Give one of our friendly team a call today on 01623 573009 for more information and expert advice.

 

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