Assessing the urban heat island and its energy impact on residential buildings in Mediterranean climate : Barcelona case study

  title={Assessing the urban heat island and its energy impact on residential buildings in Mediterranean climate : Barcelona case study},
  author={Agnese Salvati and Helena Coch Roura and Carlo Cecere},
  • Agnese Salvati, Helena Coch Roura, Carlo Cecere
  • Published 2017
The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is particularly concerning in Mediterranean zone, as climate change and UHI scenarios foresee a fast growth of energy consumption for next years, due to the widespread of air conditioning systems and the increase of cooling demand. The UHI intensity is thus a key variable for the prediction of energy needs in urban areas. This study investigates the intensity of UHI in Barcelona (Spain), the densest Mediterranean coastal city, and its impact on cooling demand… CONTINUE READING
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