The project deals with the optimization of the climatic and microclimatic conditions in four future precincts in the South Creek of Sydney. The future precincts are: Combined Bringelly Town Centre and Rossemore, St Mary’s, Elisabeth Drive and Marylands. This study has challenged conventional thinking around mitigating urban heat, including the way we look at the Climatic Conditions in the Southern Creek area, energy impacts, impact on Electricity Demand, and heat Related Mortality.
The main objectives of the study are:
- To investigate the future climatic and microclimatic conditions in the South Creek area of Sydney and calculate their exact characteristics.
- To propose and evaluate mitigation and adaptation techniques and technologies to improve the outdoor and indoor ambient environment and quantify the potential for climatic improvements.
- To propose appropriate adaptation and mitigation technologies to decrease the energy consumption of buildings and quantify their impact.
- To propose mitigation techniques aiming to decrease the peak electricity demand and quantify the savings potential, and
- To propose mitigation techniques to reduce heat related mortality and quantify the potential health impact.
Multiple measurement techniques and advanced simulation techniques have been used to satisfy the above described objectives. Several mitigation techniques including the use of additional greenery, evaporation, reflective materials and combination of the above are simulated to assess their mitigation potential.
The results and conclusion have shown that:
Project Leader: Scientia Prof Mattheos Santamouris
Research team: Dr Riccardo Paolini, Dr Shamila Haddad, Samira Garshasbi
Prof Mattheos Santamouris, firstname.lastname@example.org