Keith Riddle, Managing Director at VELUX comments on the NHBC’s ‘Overheating in new homes’ report:

“New homes that resemble hermetically sealed boxes could become the norm as developers strive to meet increasingly strict energy efficiency standards. The NHBC’s research will, we hope, mean that many developers will now pause for breath and consider adequate ventilation as a viable means to building affordable zero carbon homes that are also healthy places to leave.

“Our own CarbonLight Homes in Kettering use stack and purge ventilation to great effect to reduce overheating and carbon emissions. Scientific monitoring of their French equivalent has revealed marked improvements in the health of one of the family members, who before living in the home, had always suffered from chronic symptoms of asthma.”

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