The Cooling Effect of Large-Scale Urban Parks on Surrounding Area Thermal Comfort

Aram, Farshid and Solgi, Ebrahim and Higueras García, Ester and Mosavi, Amir and Várkonyi-Kóczy, Annamária R. (2019). The Cooling Effect of Large-Scale Urban Parks on Surrounding Area Thermal Comfort. "Energies", v. 12 (n. 20); p. 3904. ISSN 1996-1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12203904.

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Title: The Cooling Effect of Large-Scale Urban Parks on Surrounding Area Thermal Comfort
Author/s:
  • Aram, Farshid
  • Solgi, Ebrahim
  • Higueras García, Ester
  • Mosavi, Amir
  • Várkonyi-Kóczy, Annamária R.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Date: 15 October 2019
ISSN: 1996-1073
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract

This empirical study investigates large urban park cooling effects on the thermal comfort of occupants in the vicinity of the main central park, located in Madrid, Spain. Data were gathered during hot summer days, using mobile observations and a questionnaire. The results showed that the cooling effect of this urban park of 125 ha area at a distance of 150 m could reduce air temperatures by an average of 0.63 - C and 1.28 - C for distances of 380 m and 665 meters from the park. Moreover, the degree of the physiological equivalent temperature (PET) index at a distance of 150 meters from the park is on average 2 • C PET and 2.3 • C PET less compared to distances of 380 m and 665 m, respectively. Considering the distance from the park, the correlation between occupant perceived thermal comfort (PTC) and PET is inverse. That is, augmenting the distance from the park increases PET, while the extent of PTC reduces accordingly. The correlation between these two factors at the nearest and furthest distances from the park is meaningful (p-value < 0.05). The results also showed that large-scale urban parks generally play a significant part in creating a cognitive state of high-perceived thermal comfort spaces for residents.

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Item ID: 57418
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/57418/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:57418
DOI: 10.3390/en12203904
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/en12203904
Deposited by: Farshid Aram
Deposited on: 09 Apr 2020 08:31
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 08:31
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