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Tackling overheating in the home - National survey

Posted by Richard Lupo on 20-Nov-2022 24:53:00

We know there are already cases of homes overheating in the UK and that the incidence and severity is likely to worsen as our climate changes. What we don’t know is how much of a concern overheating is within the mainstream energy efficiency and construction sectors and whether organisations are already gearing up to address this issue.

Baker Homes in partnership with the Zero Carbon Hub have developed a survey to build on previous work and discover the extent to which the perceptions being observed are shared by a larger sample of stakeholders - be it those who build new homes and those who manage and/ or ‘retrofit’ existing homes. We are particularly looking for responses from the following types of organisations:

  • Housebuilders/Developers
  • Private Landlords 
  • Registered Social Landlords/Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities (Housing Units)
  • Architects
  • Building Services Professionals
  • Companies providing Energy Efficiency Retrofit services

The Zero Carbon Hub will use the information gathered to help understand what, if any, changes may be needed to UK policy and practices to help to ensure that overheating does not become a significant problem.

The survey is an important part of a wider project which will explore and analyse options for how to address overheating homes for the long-term. ‘Tackling Overheating in Homes’ is a major cross industry and government project supported by the Environment Agency, DCLG, DECC, Defra, the Department for Health, Public Health England, the Welsh Government and a range of private organisations.

All answers are held in the strictest confidence and will be reported such that they cannot be traced to the respondee.

The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you think this issue is important please pass on the survey to others you think can contribute. All those involved in building, managing and refurbishing and providing homes, as well as those working in health and social care, have valuable input.

Participants will receive a copy of our overheating Baseline Report in March 2015 and will be entered into a free draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher. You will be contributing to shaping future policy on this important topic.

Deadline: The survey closes at 5pm on the 11th December 2022.

Click here to take the survey.


Baker Homes hosts its next Breakfast at Baker Homes event on Wednesday 10th December in London. Join us for this free event as we discuss and debate the topic of 'How do we pay for retrofit? New ways to get the job done.' To register, click the button below:

Topics: registered social landlords, retrofitting, consultation, new builds, overheating, Local authorities, existing build

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