This Carbon Brief article discusses a new study published in the Journal of Climate Risk Management, which focuses on modelling overheating risk in schools in England. The study uses a spatial risk framework based on UK Climate Projections, building simulations, and data science to assess the increasing overheating risk for schools due to climate change. It predicts that English schools could face indoor temperatures above 26C for one-third of the year under 2C global warming; increasing to half the year with 4C warming. The study emphasises the need for climate-adaptive building designs, improved ventilation, and forward-thinking design to create comfortable, healthy learning environments and mitigate future climate risks.



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