By Paul Homewood h/t Mad Mike Whoops! Now, who would have thunk that? Sleeping problems are on the rise because energy-efficient homes are too warm at night, a Government study has concluded. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) reported that high temperatures are causing new homes to fail standards […]

Disturbed sleep a growing problem because of warmth of energy-efficient new homes — Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood

h/t Mad Mike

Whoops! Now, who would have thunk that?

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Sleeping problems are on the rise because energy-efficient homes are too warm at night, a Government study has concluded.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) reported that high temperatures are causing new homes to fail standards designed to tackle sleep deprivation.

The problem will get worse over the next 30 years as properties designed to be energy-efficient become so hot at night that people will not be able to sleep properly in the warmest months.

Experts have warned that highly insulated homes leave people „stewing in their beds“.

The study looked at new flats and houses in sites around England, including developments in Nottingham, Southampton and London, and concluded that none met the acceptable standard – the „compliance threshold“ – for overheating set by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)….

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/19/disturbed-sleep-growing-problem-warmth-energy-efficient-new

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June 20, 2020 at 05:30AM