2.3 UK Climates and Microclimates

By the end of this lesson, you will have learned about… Sun, wind and rain in the UK Sea-level rise, coastal erosion and flooding Using climate data in building / retrofit design City vs rural climate Site scale micro-climate Questions for designers to consider 1. Sun, wind, and rain in the UK Solar radiation in the […]


  1. Insolation map from: http://www.contemporaryenergy.co.uk/solarmap.htmse Accessed 29th Nov 13
  2. Introduction – Passive Houses in different climates
  3. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/431943/BR_PDF_AD_C_2013.pdf
  4. http://watermaps.environment-agency.gov.uk/wiyby/wiyby.aspx?&topic=floodmap#x=357683&y=355134&scale=2
  5. https://www.thenbs.com/knowledge/flood-mitigation-solutions-in-buildings-part-three
  6. Article in PH+ Issue 13 by Kate de Selincourt: https://issuu.com/passivehouseplus/docs/passive_house_plus_issue_13__uk_edi/72
  7. This link is broken – we are currently looking for a replacement:  CIBSE (http://www.cibse.org/knowledge/cibse-other-publications/cibse-weather-data-current,-future,-combined-dsys)
  8. Source: from p.17 in the report at the following link: http://www.slideshare.net/WebadminTSB/design-for-the-future-report-june-2010
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