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Overheating: designing buildings in a warmer climate, dos and don'ts Workshop

Held in central London

Monday 1st June 2020

17:00 – 20:00

Overheating: designing buildings in a warmer climate, dos and don’ts workshop

Central London event to be held at:

Useful Projects
1st Floor
The Clove Building
4 Maguire Street
London SE1 2NQ

Welcome to this exciting live workshop, with a summer-appropriate topic!

In an increasingly warming climate, we are realising more and more the importance of designing our buildings with particular attention to summer conditions and future-proofing.

While the industry has been focusing for decades on isolating from cold winter conditions, we come to this stage with a gap in knowledge and regulations on overheating.

For a topic so relevant and urgent, the most important step to take is raising awareness and inclusion of these considerations as early as possible in building designs.

How do we future-proof buildings for a more comfortable and cool internal environment on hot days?

Your expert speaker will guide us through this incredibly important topic, touching on:

  • Trends and projections of the warming climate
  • Barriers and knowledge gaps on overheating
  • How the building fabric needs to adapt to change in temperatures
  • Strategy for free cooling and mechanical cooling systems in buildings
  • What actions we can take for existing buildings now
  • How to overcome design and regulations gaps
  • Tools and references available.


Brian Murphy Director and founder at GBE

Tom Randall, Head of Building Optimisation Services at Verco

Host: Edith Colomba, Director of Learning at GBE


This is a 2 hour workshop held face-to-face with an opportunity for networking.


If you join this session, you will be entitled to 2 CPD hours.


This workshop is relevant to both beginners and experts. Whatever your starting level, you will get a roadmap for continuing and deepening your learning on the subject.


This event is most relevant to:

  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Building enviroment designers
  • Engineers
  • Sustainability consultants
  • Students
  • Eco-curious!

Geographic applicability

Worldwide (principles) with some UK references.


The price is from £24.99.

Further learning opportunities

Please check out GBE’s Spring 2020 learning programme HERE for more opportunities regarding online / face-to-face courses, or contact us for bespoke CPDs by clicking HERE.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Edith and Brian

Click here to book your place

Overheating: designing buildings in a warmer climate, dos and don’ts workshop

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