Cities Technology - 23/November/2021

Cities battle to beat the heat

Cities are feeling the heat more than outlying areas. The increased use of vegetation, reflective surfaces, building codes promoting ambitious energy efficiency standards and district cooling are being employed to provide heat relief and facilitate sustainable cooling for urban dwellers

The problems with excessive heat are clear to anyone living in the cities where thermometers posted record highs in summer 2021, and increasingly to lawmakers, who see the health and economic impacts of the raging temperatures

UNTAPPED RESOURCE District cooling systems could be used more widely as a low-carbon way of cooling buildings

ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Cities are looking to cool their urban areas beyond electricity-based solutions

KEY QUOTE Cooling is one of the mountains in front of us if you look at the drivers of climate change ...

 

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