Mat Santamouris

Light coloured roofs stay cool during summer

Outdoor air temperature and cooling energy consumption can be significantly reduced by solar reflective material, research finds.

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The next generation of supercooling materials can help keep cities cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

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New building materials that reflect rather than absorb solar energy can reduce peak temperatures in our cities by up to four degrees. 

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Australian schools need better ventilation to improve student health and productivity, says new UNSW research.

Schools need ventilation for better health and student learning

Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris. 

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A European Union aid program has selected UNSW Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris to help develop energy building codes for Indian Ocean island nations.

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By implementing local technologies, Australia could become a world leader in climate change, says Scientia Professor Mat Santamouris, who will present the next instalment of the Utzon Lecture Series at UNSW.

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Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.

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Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.

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UNSW architecture and urban design experts on what they would love to see in their city.