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C40 Cities South Africa Buildings Programme, launched this week in Tshwane, aspires to make zero carbon buildings standard practice across South African cities.

Calls for regular audits, promotion of non-conventional energy, mass awareness

Cool materials with higher solar reflectance compared with conventional materials of the same color are widely used to maintain cooler urban fabrics when exposed to solar irradiation and to mitigate the Urban Heat Island (UHI). Photo-catalytic coatings are also useful to reduce air pollutants. Many studies related to these topics have been carried out during the past few years, although the lighting implication of reflective coatings have hardly been explored.

As urban overheating is increasing, there is a strong public interest towards mitigation strategies to enhance comfortable urban spaces, for their role in supporting urban metabolism and social life. The study presents an assessment of the existing thermal comfort and usage of San Silvestro Square in Rome during the summer, and performs the simulation of cooling strategies scenarios, to understand their mitigation potential for renovation projects.

Speaking at a programme - 'Green cities mission: a dialogue on urban sustainability' - CSE executive director Roychowdhury said Saturday the web of interconnected lanes in the densely populated cit

India is looking for significant gains from the International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit to be held here this weekend which will be attended by not less than 25 heads of government and state.

AAETI is a project of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). A learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by the global South — from climate change, air pollution and urban mobility to water and waste management and environmental degradation.

Embracing green technology could save developers up to 50 per cent of initial costs involved in putting up buildings, a study says.

Green roofs offer a series of benefits to buildings and to the urban environment. Their use in dry climates requires optimizing the choice of their components (i.e., vegetation, substrate and drainage layer) for the specific local climatic conditions, in order to minimize irrigations needs while preserving the attributes of the roof. In this study, we calibrated and validated an existing hydrological model—IHMORS—for the simulation of the hydrological performance of green roofs.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Global investors, policymakers and experts will converge in Nairobi mid-March to discuss opportunities in the green buildings sector across Sub-Saharan Africa, the forum organiz

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