Os efeitos das mudanças climáticas nas condições de conforto térmico urbano





Mudanças climáticas, Ilha de calor, Conforto térmico urbano, Termorregulação humana, PET


Climate change is a global reality, leading to consequences for both the natural and urban environment. These changes and their implications can be perceived in features such as ecological cycles, in the economic status of a country, or on the well-being and physical integrity of a population. Hence, this study aimed to analyse the effects of climate change on urban thermal comfort and the physiological limits of a population in a tropical city, applying the Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) index and correlating it to the local wet-bulb temperature. The method adopted consists of four stages: (1) assembling weather files for future scenarios; (2) setting up scenarios for computational simulations; (3) choosing the most adequate urban thermal comfort index; and (4) selecting a risk parameter to evaluate human health risk. The results show that the presumed urban temperatures, considering 2050 and 2080 scenarios as parameters, can cause serious damage to inhabitants’ health, given the frequency of high temperatures recorded in some months of the year. Accordingly, it is clear that there is a need for balance between the temperature variables and relative air humidity is required, striving for better comfort conditions, as well as improving users' permanence in external environments.


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Biografia do Autor

Layra Ramos Lugão, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Arquiteta e Urbanista pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Mestrado em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Vitória - ES, Brasil).

Juliana Silva Almeida Santos, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Mestrado em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Doutorado em andamento na Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Vitória - ES, Brasil).

Anderson Azevedo Fraga, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Arquiteto e Urbanista pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Mestre em Arquitetura e Urbanismo  pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Vitória - ES, Brasil).

Edna Aparecida Nico-Rodrigues, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Doutorado em Arquitetura e  Urbanismo pela Universidad del Bio-Bio. Professora Associada na Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Vitória - ES, Brasil).

Cristina Engel de Alvarez, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Doutorado em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Universidade de São Paulo. Professora titular na Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Vitória - ES, Brasil).


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LUGÃO, L. R.; SANTOS, J. S. A.; FRAGA, A. A.; NICO-RODRIGUES, E. A.; ALVAREZ, C. E. de. Os efeitos das mudanças climáticas nas condições de conforto térmico urbano. PARC Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Construção, Campinas, SP, v. 13, n. 00, p. e022022, 2022. DOI: 10.20396/parc.v13i00.8665827. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/parc/article/view/8665827. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2022.

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