Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN BIOCLIMATIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION

Authors

 Luigi Alini, Francesco Nocera, Maurizio Detommaso

Keywords:

Outdoor Microclimate Controls, Urban Heat Island, Bioclimatic Strategies, Local Climate Zones, Urban Thermal Comfort

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Abstract

Cities are characterized by air temperatures several degrees higher than their surroundings due to specific urban features, their albedo and urban waste heat. The reduced evaporative cooling caused by the lack of green spaces leads to elevated surface temperature, generating the urban heat island (UHI)phenomenon which is expected to increase due to climate change in the Mediterranean area. In a similar context, understanding how urban authorities can cope with the high temperature events, and providing input for mitigation measures is of paramount importance.The climatic conditions within cities are not the same in all their parts, so it is crucial to identify heat stress risk areas. The complexity of the UHI phenomenon and the development of bioclimatic strategies for its mitigation require an approach based on a systemic vision.

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SMC N.17 2023

SMC MAGAZINE N. SEVNTEEN/2023

001_COVER AND INDEX

005_ TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION: BIOCLIMATIC VOCATION AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES
Dora Francese

017_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION VERSUS SUSTAINABLE ISSUES

018_ TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN BIOCLIMATIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
Luigi Alini, Francesco Nocera, Maurizio Detommaso

023_ THE IMPACT OF MODIFYING COURTYARD WALL GEOMETRIES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE AND NATURAL VENTILATION OF TWO-STOREY BUILDING
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029_ THE PROPAGATION OF PRESSURES IN A PANEL OF STONE MATERIAL
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039_ RESTORATION OF MARRAKECH ANCIENT MEDINA FONDOUKS (MOROCCO) STEPS AND PROCESSES. Case of Fondouk El Kebbaj
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046_ TANKING UP WITH ARCHITECTURE. The Lago do Jardim de Jericó in Valverde, Portugal
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051_ THE HIDDEN INGENUITY IN THE GREEK RURAL ARCHITECTURE
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057_ ENVIRONMENTAL RETROFITTING OF A SCHOOL BUILDING STOCK. NOTES FOR A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL
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063_ AT THE ROOTS OF ARCHITECTURE. THE PROJECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN RURAL LANDSCAPE
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069_ BUILD UP A MODEL FOR ASSESSING SUSTAINABLE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE
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073_ PLACES THAT TEACH HOW TO LIVE IN THE AGE OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
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089_ DEVELOPING NEW METHOD FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE TRADITIONAL STREETS
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093_ ROCKFALL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SORRENTO-AMALFI PENINSULA
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099_ BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
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