Urban Heat Paving

Urban heat paving was a test experiment developed in collaboration with Wendy Walls and Joe Barrins from Melbourne University to gather data on the heat absorption of typical streetscape materials using digital sensor technology. Test plots have been constructed and installed on a Melbourne University roof. The testboxes are inlaid with typical streetscape materials, each has been fitted with temperature and humidity sensors record the surface and air temperature of these materials over 24 months. This information will be made publicly accessible and will help us better design to combat Urban Heat Island Effect in Melbourne.