UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


A Toolkit for Weatherproofing Urban Homes in a Climate of Change

10 November 2014

UCL IEDE lecturer Anna Mavrogianni is to present at RE.WORK Future Cities summit, held in London on 04-05 December 2014.

Row of houses

The talk will present a series of tools and methodological frameworks developed at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), aiming to facilitate the adaptation of our urban housing to warmer weather, ranging from a suite of sophisticated local urban climate models to a simplified indoor heat vulnerability index for UK cities.

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges to our cities; as the frequency of heat waves increases, overheating risk will be amplified in cities due to the urban heat island phenomenon, and the energy retrofit targets that will make buildings increasingly airtight and insulated.