Green façades for urban comfort improvement. Implementation in a extreme Continental Mediterranean climate

Olivieri, Francesca and Bedoya Frutos, César and Vidal Rivas, Pilar and Guerra, Raquel and Chanampa, Mariana and García, Jesús (2012). Green façades for urban comfort improvement. Implementation in a extreme Continental Mediterranean climate. In: "PLEA2012 - 28th Conference, Opportunities, Limits & Needs Towards an environmentally responsible architecture Lima", 07/11/2012 - 09/11/2012, Lima, Peru. pp. 1-6.

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Title: Green façades for urban comfort improvement. Implementation in a extreme Continental Mediterranean climate
Author/s:
  • Olivieri, Francesca
  • Bedoya Frutos, César
  • Vidal Rivas, Pilar
  • Guerra, Raquel
  • Chanampa, Mariana
  • García, Jesús
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: PLEA2012 - 28th Conference, Opportunities, Limits & Needs Towards an environmentally responsible architecture Lima
Event Dates: 07/11/2012 - 09/11/2012
Event Location: Lima, Peru
Title of Book: PLEA2012 - 28th Conference, Opportunities, Limits & Needs Towards an environmentally responsible architecture Lima
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Green façades constitute constructive technologies with a positive influence on sustainability in cities and several urban climate parameters such as thermal comfort, air quality and water management. According to the current research, the implementation of urban greenery contributes to increase the cooling effect and mitigate the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. This paper focuses on the role of vegetation in improving the urban environment of Madrid (Spain). The simulation results show that green walls could be more effective in urban morphologies with narrow streets. During overheated periods, the streets with green walls have a higher relative humidity in the surrounding areas than those with trees. The air temperature is found to be a little lower. The reduction of wind speed means a positive effect on urban hygrothermal comfort. Therefore, green walls could be taken into account as suitable tools to modify the outdoor thermal environment in cities with an extreme Continental Mediterranean climate.

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Item ID: 22812
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/22812/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:22812
Official URL: http://www.plea2012.pe/proceedings.php
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 May 2015 09:09
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 08:39
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