Urban neighborhood characteristics influence on a building indoor environment
Mirzaei, Parham A. and Olsthoorn, Dave and Torjan, Michael and Haghighat, Fariborz (2015) Urban neighborhood characteristics influence on a building indoor environment. Sustainable Cities and Society, 19 . pp. 403-413. ISSN 2210-6707
The urban heat island (UHI) is exacerbated during heat waves, which have been reported to be more frequent in recent years. Unwanted consequences of the UHI not only include an increase in mean/peak energy demand, but an escalation in the heat-related mortality and disease. Although UHI mitigation strategies are being implemented by cities, they serve as mid to long-term solutions. The implementation of short-term mitigation strategies is paramount for cities to reduce the immediate risks of the heat-related hazards. Various prognostic tools have been developed to empower urban planners and decision makers in minimizing the related risks. These tools are mainly based on stationary parameters, such as the average surface temperature of a city, and are independent of land-use/land-cover (LULC). Furthermore, the outdoor temperatures are utilized to develop such models. However, heat-related risks occur mostly in indoor spaces, and correlations between indoor and outdoor spaces are rarely considered.
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