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SP0012: Strategic Study on the Cooling Potential and Impact of Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques in Western Sydney

Project leader name: 
Prof Mat Santamouris, UNSW
Project status: 
Project period: 
05/2017 to 07/2017

Our study is evaluating the potential for urban heat mitigation technologies to make a difference to urban temperatures in Western Sydney. We are using advanced methods to simulate microclimates and then assessing the impact of mitigation strategies on thermal comfort, energy consumption, peak electricity demand and people’s health.

Local governments, state agencies and industry can incorporate the results of this study into their planning practices, and objectives towards countering the UHI and climate change.

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Reports

This report looks at ways in which Western Sydney can be cooled and the effects. Eight study sites were chosen in western Sydney representing different local government areas (LGAs). Data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) weather stations were used in the analysis.