How important is shade? Researchers from BGU and IIT try to provide answers

How important is shade? Researchers from BGU and IIT try to provide answers

תחנה מטאורולוגית ניידת בכיכר הבימה
תחנה מטאורולוגית ניידת בקניון ערים בכפר סבא

An ongoing study led by Prof. David Perlmutter of Ben-Gurion University, who partnered with Dr. Or Aleksandrowicz from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technion, uses unique monitoring equipment for quantifying summertime heat load in Israeli urban settings.

The equipment, which includes mobile setups of radiometers and weather stations, allows to accurately calculate the minute differences in thermal comfort under different climatic conditions and to quantify the significant reduction in heat stress through shade provision in streets and public spaces. The unique setup of monitoring equipment is part of Dr. Aleksandrowicz’s research laboratory at the faculty.

Israel’s Channel 12 News team recently accompanied the researchers during a monitoring day in Kefar Sava as part of an extenssive report on the climactic blind spots in urban planning in Israel. To view the news item, click here.