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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Urban heat island and vulnerable population
Research Areas
  • Housing
The Urban Heat Island effect shows the differences among temperatures in urban areas and the surrounding rural ones. Previous studies have demonstrated that temperature differences could be up to 8ºC during the hottest periods of summer in Madrid, and that it varies according to the urban structure. Associated to this effect, the impact of temperature increase over dwelling indoor thermal comfort seems to double cooling energy demand. In Madrid, fuel poor households already suffering from inadequate indoor temperatures can face important overheating problems and, as a consequence, relevant health problems could become more frequent and stronger. This poses an increment in mortality rates in risk groups that should be evaluated. This research is aimed at establishing the geospatial connection between the urban heat island and the most vulnerable population living in the city of Madrid. Hence, those areas most in need for an urban intervention can be detected and prioritized.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Book title
Sustainable development and renovation in architecture, urbanism and engineering
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  • Autor: Maria del Carmen Sanchez-Guevara Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Núñez Peiró (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Neila Gonzalez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible-ABIO
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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