The UK’s 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlighted overheating as a significant risk to our health and comfort, with heatwaves expected to occur in most summers by the 2050s. Maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature is vital to both well-being and productivity, with the location, fabric, orientation & use of a building all factors that can contribute to the risk of overheating. At TEDS we have extensive experience of designing to avoid the threat of overheating and where appropriate use dynamic thermal models to test the resilience of proposals.
Set in Bahir Dar (Ethiopia), the buildings and masterplan of the Blue Nile Centre has been desigined to reduce the risk of overheating and limit the need for artificial cooling.
Elevated above a paddy field, this building is set to test an innovative solar chimney design which provides both natural daylighting and ventilation for its occupants
Top end 3 bed residential dwelling in Kent, with an acoustically buffered workshop/ studio, open plan kitchen/dining room and natural ventilation stack
WE ADDRESS A RANGE OF CONTEXTS...
...AT A VARIETY OF SCALES
THE NATURAL & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
EXISTING & NEW BUILD
We’re always interested in hearing about research or design proposals that would benefits from TEDS unique expertise in the field of environmental design. If you have project in mind you’d like to discuss with us, do get in touch.