New Urban Heat Mitigation Design Tool

The CRC for Low Carbon Living, University of New South Wales have developed a new online tool to help planners visualise possible techniques to reduce heat levels in our cities.

The tool combines scientific models, case studies and broad sustainability guidelines into an easy to use 3D interface. This will enable users to visualise the effects of heat mitigation techniques such as adding trees, shade structures or incorporating cool roofs and water infrastructure by overlaying them onto maps of existing areas.

The outputs will provide quantitative information on the size and type of measures necessary to achieve meaningful cooling benefits. 

It’s expected to become a useful point of reference for decision making by governments, developers and planners and its simple design means you don’t need a technical background to take advantage of it.

 To visualise the type of outputs that the tool can produce watch this clip put together by the CRC for Low Carbon Living.