Monday Jun 24, 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
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Is it getting hotter in here, or is it just me? If you are in an urban area where cement, bricks, asphalt and other building materials are displacing lots, fields, and plants, you most likely are getting hotter. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) -- city growth where "surfaces that were once permeable and moist become impermeable and dry... cause urban regions to become warmer than their rural surroundings, forming an "island" of higher temperatures in the landscape. Heat islands occur on the surface and in the atmosphere."
Temperature disparity as it relates to buildings and homes is simply noticeable temperature variations in different parts of the structure. Building managers and owners are very aware of the complexities of keeping tenants on different floors and in different parts of the building pleased in a variety of differently oriented, sized, and positioned spaces in changing weather conditions.
Daylighting could be one of North Americas most sought and seldom realized building goals. How could the well documented benefits of more natural light in schools and buildings be so desired yet so elusive? The answer is no mystery and can be resolved to the benefit of the students, building inhabitants, building owners, even the environment.