Summer comfort in buildings and cities, featured in CONTACT

Because the health and wellbeing of people in buildings and cities are major challenges, the CSTB is taking a look at summer comfort in the July 2020 issue of CONTACT, presenting solutions to mitigate the impact and discomfort of bright sunlight and high temperatures in cities.

In this newsletter, you will discover the systemic approach and multidisciplinary expertise offered by the CSTB on the topic of summer comfort, on the scale of buildings, neighborhoods and cities:

  • The resilience of buildings in response to heat stress
  • The multi-scale summer comfort of public spaces

Also featured in this edition: Testimonials by Serge Contat, Managing Director of RIVP, and by Sébastien Nerva, Deputy Director for Strategy and Innovation at EpaMarne, who will share their vision of and feedback about their collaboration with the CSTB.

To help you make sense of technical subjects, the two Expert Columns offered in this issue will focus on:

  • Simulating thermal comfort and identifying urban heat islands
  • The importance of the thermal gains generated by ordinary insulation

And, as always in CONTACT, the References of the CSTB on summer comfort, the Training Notes to build your skills and the Decoding feature, to better understand key issues, and more.

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