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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2016: Third Conference of IBPSA-England


Modelling And Monitoring Tools To Evaluate The Urban Heat Island’s Contribution To The Risk Of Indoor Overheating

Rochelle Schneider dos Santos, Jonathon Taylor, Mike Davies, Anna Mavrogianni, Phil Symonds

Abstract: The growth of cities increases urban surface areas and anthropogenic heat generation, causing an Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. In the UK, UHI effects may cause positive (winter) and negative (summer) health, comfort and energy consumption consequences. With the increasing focus on climate change-related heat exposure and consequent increased mortality risk, there is a need to better investigate the UHI during hot seasons. This paper reviews the current literature regarding UHI characterisation using monitoring, modelling, and remote sensing approaches, their limitations, and applications in building simulation and population heat exposure models. Ongoing and future research is briefly introduced in which downscaling techniques are proposed that provide higher temporal and spatial information to assess and locate heat-associated health risk in London.
Pages: 313 - 320