Heat mitigation

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Royal Commission has engaged UNSW’s High Performance Architecture team to reduce the city’s temperatures and make it more sustainable.

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Cooling strategies, such as increased greenery and shading and the installation of water features to mitigate urban heat can increase comfort by 50-60 per cent. 

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Urban overheating threatens the lives of people in Darwin, but researchers from UNSW's Faculty of Built Environment have calculated how many lives could be saved by changing the city.