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Cooling Buildings in London: Overcoming the Heat Island

Graves, Hilary, Watkins, Richard, Westbury, P, Littlefair, P (2001) Cooling Buildings in London: Overcoming the Heat Island. BRE Report . BREPress, UK, 36 pp. ISBN 1-86081-526-X. E-ISBN 978-1-86081-526-3. (KAR id:52519)

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Significant underestimates of cooling loads can result from the use of rural temperature data. This guide presents the results of long-term measurements of air temperatures at 80 sites around London and includes on a diskette a design tool to allow the designer to modify Bracknell temperature data. It also outlines techniques to reduce the effects of the Central London heat island by careful design of the building and its surroundings.

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Additional information: This book is mostly a summary account of the findings from my PhD work (1998-2002) on measuring, characterizing and calculating the cooling load impact of the London Urban Heat Island. Eighty measurement stations were set up simultaneously measuring hourly air temperature for two years.
Uncontrolled keywords: urban heat island cooling load heating load mitigation London
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Richard Watkins
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 16:48 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:21 UTC
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