The scope of this document is to analyse and discuss the distribution of the main climatic parameters, ambient temperature, wind speed, surface temperature, outdoor thermal comfort, in the 14 different precincts for future climate in 2050 under non-mitigation and full mitigation conditions.
Overheating of cities is causing serious energy, environmental and health problems and it has a serious impact on the whole economic and cultural life of cities. To counterbalance the impact of high urban temperatures several mitigation technologies have been proposed, developed and implemented. Monitoring of several large-scale urban projects involving the application of mitigation technologies has demonstrated the possibility decreasing the peak ambient temperature of the precincts up to 2.5 °C.
Analysis reveals that the magnitude of the overheating depends on many parameters of which the more important are: The layout and the characteristics of the buildings and open spaces, the type of the materials used, the released anthropogenic heat, the land use, the climatic conditions, etc.
To evaluate the cooling potential of each of the 14 considered precincts, a new parameter called ‘Gradient of the Temperature Decrease along the Precinct Axis’, GTD, was developed.
Project Leader: Scientia Prof Mattheos Santamouris
Research team: Dr Shamila Haddad, Samira Garshasbi, Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc, Dr Riccardo Paolini
International Collaborators: D. Kolokotsa, K. Gobakis, K. Lilli
Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Prof Mattheos Santamouris, email@example.com