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Assessing the Current and Future Risk of Overheating in London’s Care Homes: The Effect of Passive Ventilation

Tsoulou, I; Jain, N; Oikonomou, E; Petrou, G; Howard, A; Gupta, R; Mavrogianni, A; ... Davies, M; + view all (2022) Assessing the Current and Future Risk of Overheating in London’s Care Homes: The Effect of Passive Ventilation. In: Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA. (pp. pp. 2650-2657). International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Green open access

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Abstract

The warming climate causes adverse effects on thermal comfort and health, especially for vulnerable older adults. This study assesses the current and future risk of summertime overheating in London’s care homes and explores the potential of passive ventilation on reducing these risks. Analysis is based on temperature monitoring of two care settings and on thermal simulation models of future conditions with and without passive ventilation strategies. Results show high overheating exposures for both care homes, with temperatures averaging 31-35 0C by 2050. Passive ventilation can substantially reduce these exposures, but a successful approach depends on time of day, duration and window characteristics. Dynamic window opening based on lower outdoor temperatures and indoor temperature exceedance of 22 0C is the most beneficial approach for both settings now and in the future. The study demonstrates the effectiveness of affordable building adaptations for reducing heat stress in senior care homes.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Assessing the Current and Future Risk of Overheating in London’s Care Homes: The Effect of Passive Ventilation
Event: International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) 2021
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Dates: 1st-3rd September 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.26868/25222708.2021.30677
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2021.30677
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Overheating, Care Homes, Passive Ventilation, Thermal Modeling, Thermal Comfort
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10137961
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