TOOL REPORT

There are many tools available to assess Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Outdoor Thermal Comfort (OTC). As such, the Cooling Singapore team simplified guide of 24 main simulation tools able to assess the impact of different mitigation strategies in reducing UHI and improving OTC in Singapore and similar local contexts is currently available. The guide provides useful links, references, and a matrix specifically developed to help users compare the features of the 24 simulation tools. The material was collected through literature reviews, interviews with people developing tools in Singapore, and a questionnaire within the scientific community of SEC, SMART, TUMCREATE, and NUS.

An online version is viewable here

  Source: Gloria Pignatta & Nicole Lim

Source: Gloria Pignatta & Nicole Lim

MITIGATION STRATEGY REPORT

Urban Heat Island and Outdoor Thermal Comfort can be addressed through a myriad of strategies. This report was put together by the Cooling Singapore team as a comprehensive overview of strategies and measures that are available to mitigate UHI and improve OTC, within the local context of Singapore. The catalogue contains 86 measures, grouped in seven clusters. Each measure describes its impact towards UHI and OTC, its applicability in the tropical climate, its integration into urban planning, and its current research status. With this catalogue, we hope to support the urban planning and design process with actionable knowledge. The content of the catalogue is based on literature review and expert knowledge from various perspectives on urban design, transport, energy, build construction, and urban climatology.

An online version is viewable here

 

  Source : Lea A. Ruefenacht & Juan Angel Acero

Source : Lea A. Ruefenacht & Juan Angel Acero

COOLING AGENTS REPORT

The Cooling Agents report was developed to provide a systematic overview of all research projects, organisations, and key personnel in Singapore that work on UHI analysis and mitigation aspects. Here, we also reviewed the relevant Masterplans, technology roadmaps, and other forward-looking documents/plans, and highlighted the key elements that contribute to heat generation today and in the future.

 The report will be in published October 2018.

 Cooling Agents report (tentative)

Cooling Agents report (tentative)