What is ClimaCare?
ClimaCare is a twelve-month research initiative addressing the challenge of adapting UK care settings to climate change. The project brings together an interdisciplinary team of architects, engineers, social scientists and health scientists to develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to summertime overheating in care homes and the subsequent negative health impacts.
The project builds on previous research carried out by the team including JRF Care homes, AWESOME and LUCID. It includes continuous monitoring of the indoor environment, understanding the comfort levels of the residents, assessing the impact of heat on the health of the residents and using modelling to predict the risk of future summertime overheating and assess strategies to help reduce these risks.