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Heatwave-proofing your home could save your life – and shrink your carbon footprint

By Ran Boydell, Associate Professor in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University
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Buildings are designed to keep people safe and comfortable according to the local climate: warm when it’s cold outside, dry when it’s wet and sheltered when it’s stormy. If the climate changes, buildings may struggle to serve our needs in the new conditions. The UK’s recent deadly heatwave showed that many existing structures – especially the homes where we spend…The Conversation

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