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Infographic: Beating the Heat

BEATING THE HEAT Climate change causes cities to heat up. The heat is trapped between buildings and cities have a hard time cooling down at night. City nights can be up to 7°C warmer green roofs & facades Water retained on green roofs cools by evapotranspiration. Green facades city parks & trees window shades water bodies technical solutions Shading of windows and westfacing walls provides the most savings in cooling than nights in the countryside. How can Trees provide shade, absorb heat and cool Water can cool by evaporation or by absorbing heat when there is a large water Combining solar panels and geothermal heat pumps combined with smart building design to store heat and limit airco use. we mitigate the effects of heat stress in by evapotranspiration. Parks can be 1 - 6°C cities? decrease outside cooler than their energy mass. temperature by 0,2-3,3°C. urban environments. Source: Laura Kleerekoper, Marjolein van Esch, Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo (2012] How to make a city climate-proof, addressing the urban heat island effect. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 64: 30-38. Design: Studio Lakmoes

Infographic: Beating the Heat

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Cities get warmer due to climate change. What measures can we take to beat the heat and keep cities liveable? Infographic by Studio Lakmoes.

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