Resources Categories: Built Environment

Future Buildings Standard

April 12, 2021

The Future Buildings Standard: Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings Find the consultation here Our response covers the sections of the consultation document pertaining to overheating. You can read it here.

A Cool Place to Live

February 3, 2021

Social Housing MFrith

The London Wildlife Trust and Neighbourhoods Green produced this good practice guide to climate change adaptation through greening in social housing. A Cool Place to Live (PDF)   Housing associations provide homes and support for some of the most vulnerable people in England and research has shown that it is the most vulnerable who are likely to … … Read publication

Adapting Dwellings to Climate Change – Retrofit advice tool

April 16, 2020

CREW

This web tool was developed as part of the CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) project led by Loughborough University. The aim is to inform retrofit adaptations to reduce dwelling overheating during heat wave periods, whilst also considering the effect on annual heating energy use and cost. The results are based on modelling the effects … … Read publication

London sector impacts review

November 1, 2019

Thames Barrier

As part of London’s 1.5 degree action plan, this report was commissioned to provide an easy-to-read review of climate impacts for London, using up-to-date information in key sectors. It identifies gaps in our understanding of climate impacts, highlights where knock-on impacts might occur due to disruption in one sector, and provides recommendations for stakeholder engagement to improve … … Read publication

Your social housing in a changing climate

February 12, 2013

Picture: Spencer Griffiths

London is already affected by events such as floods, heatwaves and droughts, and as our climate changes we expect to see an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Those vulnerable people living in social housing are likely to feel the effects the most and so it rests with social landlords to ensure … … Read publication