Sensitivity of Radiative and Thermal Properties of Building Material in the Urban Atmosphere

Vinicius Bueno de Morais, Marcos; Urbina Guerrero, Viviana Vanesa; de Freitas, Edmilson Dias; Marciotto, Edson R.; Valdes, Hugo; Correa, Christian; Agredano, Roberto; Vera-Puerto, Ismael

Abstract

In the context of the impact of urbanization on climate change, this work aims to evaluate the sensitivity of the thermal and radiative properties of building surfaces in urban areas to the urban heat island intensity, a local scale meteorological phenomenon. For this, variations of albedo values, emissivity, thermal conductivity and heat capacity of roofs, streets and walls were simulated through an urban scheme coupled with the BRAMS mesoscale atmospheric model for the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, considering two main urban types. The simulations show that, in general, looking for cold surface situations, the change of building material can contribute to a reduction of up to 3 degrees C for Sao Paulo. In addition, the role of orientation and the typological characteristics of constructions should be taken into account. In this sense, it is expected that this work guides civil engineers and builders to search for new materials in order to reduce the effects of urbanization on the local climate.

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Título según WOS: Sensitivity of Radiative and Thermal Properties of Building Material in the Urban Atmosphere
Título según SCOPUS: Sensitivity of radiative and thermal properties of building material in the Urban atmosphere
Título de la Revista: Sustainability
Volumen: 11
Número: 23
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.3390/su11236865

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS