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Daytime urban heat island effect in high-rise and high-density residential developments in Hong Kong

Giridharan, R., Ganesan, S., Lau, S.S.Y (2004) Daytime urban heat island effect in high-rise and high-density residential developments in Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings, 36 (6). pp. 525-534. ISSN 0378-7788. (doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2003.12.016) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Nearly 60% of electrical energy use in Hong Kong is for space conditioning during summer months. The paper investigates the impact of design-related variables on outdoor micro level daytime heat island effect in residential developments in HongKong. The paper hypothesizes that the differences in outdoor temperatures within and between residential developments can be explained by the impact of design-related variables on the overall environment. Case studies of three large housing estates reveal urban heat island effect (UHI) in the order of 1.5 ?C within an estate, and 1.0 ?C between estates. The results indicate that energy efficient designs can be achieved by manipulating surface albedo, sky view factor and total height to floor area ratio (building massing) while maximizing cross ventilation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2003.12.016
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Giridharan Renganathan
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 15:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51292 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Giridharan, R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8627-5616
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