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Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements

Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation

Hot and Humid Regions

Editors: Enteria, Napoleon A., Santamouris, Matteos, Eicker, Ursula (Eds.)

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  • Presents a novel approach to solving the problem of UHIs in hot and humid cities
  • Contains contributions from several experts to address the problem of UHIs in hot and humid cities
  • Serves as an important reference for students, researchers and policymakers
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This book discusses the concepts and technologies associated with the mitigation of urban heat islands (UHIs) that are applicable in hot and humid regions. It presents several city case studies on how UHIs can be reduced in various areas to provide readers, researchers, and policymakers with insights into the concepts and technologies that should be considered when planning and constructing urban centres and buildings. The rapid development of urban areas in hot and humid regions has led to an increase in urban temperatures, a decrease in ventilation in buildings, and a transformation of the once green outdoor environment into areas full of solar-energy-absorbing concrete and asphalt. This situation has increased the discomfort of people living in these areas regardless of whether they occupy concrete structures. This is because indoor and outdoor air quality have both suffered from urbanisation. The development of urban areas has also increased energy consumption so that the occupants of buildings can enjoy indoor thermal comfort and air quality that they need via air conditioning systems. This book offers solutions to the recent increase in the number of heat islands in hot and humid regions.​

About the authors

Napoleon Enteria is a professor of mechanical engineering at Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines. He has worked as research specialist at Building Research Institute, a research staff member at Tohoku University for industry-government-academe collaboration, a scientist at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore of the National University of Singapore, and a global center of excellence researcher at the Wind Engineering Research Center of the Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan. He founded the Enteria Grün Energietechnik, a research and technology consulting for tropical climate. He has participated in collaborative projects with research institutes, universities, and companies across several countries. He is an associate editor with some of the international journals. He also serves as guest editor of some of the important special research issues.


Matteos Santamouris is a scientia professor and professor of high-performance architecture at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and a visiting professor at the Cyprus Institute, the Metropolitan University of London Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunel University, and the National University of Singapore. He has served as the director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research at the University of Athens and is a former President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. He works as the editor in chief and member of the editorial board of several international journals. He has been a guest editor for twelve special issues of various scientific journals. He is considered an expert by various international research institutions.


Ursula Eicker is the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Next Generation Cities at Concordia University, Montréal. Professor Eicker has held leadership positions at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and its Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. She has been leading international research projects in the fields of energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable energy supply systems for more than two decades. At Concordia, she leads an ambitious research program to establish pathways toward new tools, technologies, and strategies for zero-carbon cities. Her research interests include the renewable energy systems, smart buildings, urban energy simulation, sustainable transportation and smart waste and waste water management. From solar modules to cooling systems to tech industrialization, she has the distinctive experience of working across sectors, from the lab to the factory and beyond.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Morphology of Buildings and Cities in Hot and Humid Regions

    Pages 1-13

    Enteria, Napoleon (et al.)

  • Assessment of the Effects of Urban Heat Island on Buildings

    Pages 15-41

    (Leon) Wang, Liangzhu (et al.)

  • Urban Heat Island Monitoring with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Data

    Pages 43-59

    Mendez-Astudillo, Jorge (et al.)

  • An Estimation of Air-Conditioning Energy-Saving Effects Through Urban Thermal Mitigation

    Pages 61-106

    Hirano, Yujiro (et al.)

  • Urban Heat Island, Contributing Factors, Public Responses and Mitigation Approaches in the Tropical Context of Malaysia

    Pages 107-121

    Aghamohammadi, Nasrin (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-334-050-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 105,49 €
price for France (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation
Book Subtitle
Hot and Humid Regions
Editors
  • Napoleon A. Enteria
  • Matteos Santamouris
  • Ursula Eicker
Series Title
Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-050-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4050-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-049-7
Series ISSN
2198-2546
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 307
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 127 illustrations in colour
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