Overheating Risk Analysis

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Overheating Risk Analysis is delivered by Stroma Built Environment during the design phase to advise clients on mitigation measures to prevent overheating in buildings.

Design Team Collaboration

Our experienced Energy Assessors work with design teams from early project stages to assess any overheating risks

Compliance Strategies

We develop compliance strategies for a broad range of challenging developments across the UK

Diverse Solutions

Thanks to the knowledge of our people, we provide a mixture of different standards and procedures to identify overheating risks

Overheating Risk Analysis: Why choose Stroma Built Environment?

Stroma Built Environment has a team of experienced and qualified Energy Assessors who will work with your design team. We can help assess potential overheating risks and develop robust solutions to improve performance. Our assessors can bring knowledge of a range of assessment standards and modelling procedures to identify overheating risks.

We have assisted in formulating the compliance strategy for challenging developments such as high-rise buildings and high sustainability projects. If your specification is not on target to meet the required limits, our experienced assessors can provide advice on how to resolve this, ensuring a smooth submission to Building Control.

Our assessors can bring knowledge of a range of assessment standards and modelling procedures to identify overheating risks:

Energy Statements may contain an Overheating Risk Analysis

SAP Calculations can identify overheating risks

Achieving BREEAM credits for thermal comfort.

Overheating Risk

"Our Energy Assessors work with designers and developers to inform the design process at an early stage, advising on overheating risks to ensure a more pleasant thermal environment for the building and its occupants."

Andy Mitchell, Director of Energy Services

What causes overheating in buildings?

Changing environmental conditions, construction techniques and behavioural factors has led to an increased need to consider mitigation measures for preventing overheating in buildings. Factors which can cause overheating include:

Rising temperatures

Increased occupant densities

Community heating pipework losses

Lightweight building fabric

Airtight construction

Although solvable in many cases, this is a problem that needs to be addressed at the earliest possible opportunity in the design process. Significant industry research has been carried out over recent decades into the cause and effects of overheating and thermal discomfort.

This has resulted in several standards to help assess building performance and define acceptable temperature thresholds. CIBSE Guide A has set the recommended performance standard in the UK for many years, for both air conditioned and free running buildings.

The latter has since been superseded by Technical Memorandum 52 which develops on the Guide A standard to also account for the fragility of the occupants and human adaption to sustained high temperatures. In all cases, computational simulation is undertaken to predict internal temperatures resulting from the building design, occupant use and local weather environment.

Compliance Pack Bundle

Stroma Built Environment offers complementary services for Overheating Risk Analysis to reduce procurement costs, gain project efficiencies and achieve full compliance and sustainability targets for your project.

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Include Overheating Risk Analysis with your Sustainability Strategy

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