Tropical Urban Heat Islands: Climate, Buildings and Greenery [NOOK Book]

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Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.



Including a colour section with thermal images and maps, this book explores the complex relationships between ...

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Tropical Urban Heat Islands: Climate, Buildings and Greenery

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Overview

Conventional air conditioning is not a sustainable solution to the challenge of a hot or humid climate. The climate problem is compounded in so-called Urban Heat Islands, urban areas where the air can be 3–5°C hotter than its surrounding areas and where pollution levels are consequently raised.



Including a colour section with thermal images and maps, this book explores the complex relationships between climate, buildings and plants, especially in urban heat islands. These relationships bear very critically on a range of environmental issues and point to some corresponding solutions. One chapter highlights some of the extensive research work carried out in Singapore, especially investigating the thermal benefits of greenery in buildings in the urban setting.



Though several books have been written on urban heat islands, this work uniquely examines the linkages between climate, buildings and plants. It forms a reference for researchers and professionals such as architects, architectural science, landscape architects, building services engineers, urban planners and urban climatologists. It may also be useful for final year undergraduates or graduate students in these disciplines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134221097
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Series: Spon Research
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations vii

Part I 1

1 Tropical climate 3

2 Tropical buildings 17

3 Tropical plants 35

4 Climate and buildings 51

5 Buildings and plants 68

6 Plants and climate 82

7 The plants-climate-buildings model 96

Part II 105

8 Case studies in Singapore 107

I UHI measurement 109

II Urban parks 132

III Trees in housing developments and industrial areas 148

IV Intensive rooftop gardens 165

V Extensive rooftop gardens 180

VI Vertical landscaping 204

VII Green experiments 227

Index 255

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