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Overheating in UK homes: a disaster waiting to happen?

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 14 February 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Lecture Theatre ENG-G047, Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway

About the event

Summertime overheating in UK homes is a serious and growing problem. It can have serious consequences for health and well-being, especially for the most vulnerable in society. But how can overheating be a problem in the cool maritime climate of the UK?
This talk, co-hosted by Engineers Ireland West Region and the MaREI Centre in the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway, will explain the ‘perfect storm’ of  climatic, technical, economic, demographic, cultural and personal factors that lead to overheating. It will describe the experimental, modelling and field survey work that brought the problem to the attention of the UK Committee on Climate Change, which has call on the government to act.


About the speaker

Kevin Lomas (BSc, PhD, DSc, FCIBSE, MEI) is Professor of Building Simulation in the Department of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University, a member of the Building Energy Research Group, and the Loughborough Director of the new EPSRC Centre for Energy resilience and the Built Environment. He has a long standing interest, built up over 30 years, in the design, modelling and post-occupancy performance of domestic and non-domestic buildings.  In recent years his work has focussed on the socio-technical interactions between people, their homes and energy systems. His current projects concern domestic energy efficiency, smart heating controls and overheating in homes. He has supervised over 40 PhD students, led over 35 research projects and published extensively.



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