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News - 12/05/2018

Thamesmead Condensation, Damp and Mould strategy presented at the AIVC conference

Peter Rickeby has presented the implementation of a Condensation, Damp and Mould (CD&M) Strategy for the Thamesmead estate in south-east London targeting 2,000 homes at the AIVC annual conference on September 18, 2018.

The evidence-based strategy is designed to manage CD&M systematically and focus on homes that will not be refurbished or replaced for some time. CD&M risk assessments and surveys are used to identify homes for a range of interventions, including Energy advice, Switchee smart heating controllers and Aereco demand-controlled mechanical extract ventilation, in various combinations.

Evaluation of the first phase of the programme indicates that it is effective in reducing CD&M and increasing the affordability of heating with the potential to improve health outcomes for residents. Analysis of IAQ has come through innovative use of data from smart thermostats and evaluation of vapour pressure. It has been conducted by Ian Mawditt from Fourwalls.

Read the poster here