New homes more affected by overheating, WSP:PB study says

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  1. Over-heating. I believe three times as much energy is required to cool a building as to heat a building.

    Is this correct?

    In the US they spend more on cooling then in heating!!

    ”so we should be designing buildings so that they can be retrofited with air conditioning now”


    Do see my Earthdome Thermal Mass Development.

    FMB Master Builder of the Year 2005 & 2008 Energy Efficiency – Co-Inventor of the ”Oxypod” A heating valve revolution.

    Bob Harris MCIOB

  2. We need to look more closely at the Dutch district approach to heating and cooling buildings which is to cool by collecting and storing summer heat in the ground then extracting the stored heat in winter to heat the buildings. This has been implemented in a number of developments in UK Westway Beacons social housing and Wandsworth Riverside currently and our building K2 here at London South Bank University

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