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Urban heat island and vulnerable population. The case of Madrid. Isla de calor y población vulnerable. El caso de Madrid
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Information
Abstract
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.
International
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Congress
3th International and 5th National Congress on Sustainable Construction and Eco-Efficient Solutions
960
Place
Sevilla
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-617-4201-1
Start Date
27/03/2017
End Date
29/03/2017
From page
115
To page
116
3th International and 5th National Congress on Sustainable Construction and Eco-Efficient Solutions
Participants
  • 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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