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Record number 2093030
Article title Amsterwarm: mapping the landuse, health and energy-efficiency implications of the Amsterdam urban heat island
Author(s) Hoeven, F. van der ; Wandl, A.
Journal title Building services engineering research & technology
Part(Year)Number 38(2015)1
Pages 67 - 88
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Keyword(s) (cab) climate adaptation / urban planning / land use / temperature / urban areas / amsterdam
Categories Climatic Change
Publication type Scientific article
Language English
About The Amsterwarm project investigates the urban heat island of Amsterdam, the vulnerability of its population, the energy efficiency of its buildings and landuse. A novel mapping approach provides insights into the questions of what causes the urban heat island and who will be affected by it. Landuse does affect the surface temperature. The difference between the areas in the city with the least and the greatest impervious surface coverage accounts for an average land surface temperature difference of 11.6℃ per hectare. The study demonstrates furthermore that the vulnerability of people and buildings to the urban heat island effect is a local condition in which the energy efficiency of buildings, quality of life and demographic factors should all be considered in an approach that is sensitive to place.
program Knowledge for Climate (KfC)
theme HS2 Hotspotoverstijgende thema's
project (Thema 4) Klimaatbestendige steden
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