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Building Facades - Can they mitigate rising urban temperatures?

Submitted by CathHassell on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 01:00

Brian Murphy | Green Building Encyclopaedia

A recent announcement anticipated temperatures of 48 degrees C in London in 2050, 14 degrees higher than the Midlands peak of 34 degrees C in July 2016. Urban climate specialists argue that building façade design needs to respond to alleviate the consequences of future high temperatures.