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Title: Daytime urban heat island effect in high-rise and high-density residential developments in Hong Kong
Keywords: Residential Development;Hong Kong;Design Variables;Daytime Urban Heat Island Effect (Uhi);Close Structure;Open Structure
Publisher: Elsevier SA. The Journal's web site is located at;Switzerland
Description: 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 Hong Kong. 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. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.;link_to_subscribed_fulltext
Other Identifiers: Energy And Buildings, 2004, v. 36 n. 6, p. 525-534
Type Of Material: Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Architecture

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