Urban heat island of Madrid and its influence over urban thermal comfort

Román López, María Emilia and Gómez Muñoz, Gloria and Luxan Garcia de Diego, Margarita de (2017). Urban heat island of Madrid and its influence over urban thermal comfort. In: "Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture, Urbanism and Engineering". Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture, Urbanism and Engineering, 1 (1). Springer International Publising., Sevilla, pp. 415-425. ISBN 978-3-319-51441-3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51442-0_34.

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Title: Urban heat island of Madrid and its influence over urban thermal comfort
Author/s:
  • Román López, María Emilia
  • Gómez Muñoz, Gloria
  • Luxan Garcia de Diego, Margarita de
Editor/s:
  • Mercader Moyano, Pilar
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Sustainable Development and Renovation in Architecture, Urbanism and Engineering
Date: March 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-51441-3
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Urban climate; heat island; climate change; comfort; public space
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
UPM's Research Group: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible ABIO
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This work is part of the activities MODIFICA Project: Predictive model of the energy performance of residential buildings under conditions of urban heat island (BIA2013-41732-R). This project is funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the R + D + i, 2013 program, and the authors are involved in their development, together with the research group Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment - ABIO (UPM). The hypothesis of the project is the fact that the transformation of land for urban growth in the city of Madrid potentiates the effect of the urban heat island (UHI), which modifies substantially in the urban microclimate. The UHI is the result of the gradual replacement of natural Surface by the urban area, whose surfaces absorb more solar radiation. This, coupled with other anthropogenic factors, increase the air temperature and cause an increase in local temperature. The consequence is a modification of the urban microclimate that affects to the comfort conditions in urban space and to the energy performance of buildings and, therefore, to the quality of life of the inhabitants.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainBIA2013-41732-RMODIFICAF. Javier Neila GonzálezPredictive model of the energy performance of residential buildings under conditions of urban heat island

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Item ID: 45586
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45586/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45586
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51442-0_34
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-51442-0_34
Deposited by: Dña Emilia Román López
Deposited on: 25 Apr 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 15:17
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