Heat Stress in High-Rise: Carbon and Health Impacts, Mitigation Technologies

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With increased densification, we are constructing more apartments in tall buildings than ever before in Australia. Yet, we know little about how this typology performs in heat wave scenarios, especially when combined with the threat of power outages. This research will identify the energy requirements of high-rise in heat waves, and their thermal performance in passive mode, without air-conditioning. It will identify the heat-related health risks such scenarios pose, before developing and testing advanced design strategies and mitigation technologies to reduce the risk of heat stress in retrofit and new build towers.

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Supervisory team
Philip
Oldfield

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
Paul
Osmond

Built Environment
Architecture and Design
Deo
Prasad

Built Environment
CEO of the CRC for Low Carbon Living
p.oldfield@unsw.edu.au

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