Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Green façades for urban comfort improvement. Implementation in a extreme Continental Mediterranean climate
Year:2012

Research Areas
  • Civil engineering and architecture

Information
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.
International
Si
Congress
28th International PLEA Conference OPPORTUNITIES, LIMITS & NEEDS Towards an environmentally responsible architecture
960
Place
Lima, Peru
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
07/11/2012
End Date
09/11/2012
From page
1
To page
6
PLEA2012 - 28th Conference, Opportunities, Limits & Needs Towards an environmentally responsible architecture Lima
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas