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Massimo Palme     University Lecturer 
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Massimo Palme published an article in October 2017.
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Helena Coch

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AIE, Department of Architectonical Constructions, ETSAB, Poly-technical University of Catalonia, Avenida Diagonal 629, Barcelona, Spain

José Julio Guerra Macho

9 shared publications

FGG-INAF, Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (Spain)

Gino Perez

2 shared publications

Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile

Leônidas Albano

2 shared publications

Universidade de Brasília

Paula Kapstein

2 shared publications

Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile

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Article 5 Reads 0 Citations Natural Ventilation: A Mitigation Strategy to Reduce Overheating In Buildings under Urban Heat Island Effect in South Am... Massimo Palme, Claudio Carrasco, Miguel Ángel Gálvez, Luis I... Published: 01 October 2017
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/245/7/072046
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Urban heat island effect often produces an increase of overheating sensation inside of buildings. To evacuate this heat, the current use of air conditioning increases the energy consumption of buildings. As a good alternative, natural ventilation is one of the best strategies to obtain indoor comfort conditions, even in summer season, if buildings and urban designs are appropriated. In this work, the overheating risk of a small house is evaluated in four South American cities: Guayaquil, Lima, Antofagasta and Valparaíso, with and without considering the UHI effect. Then, natural ventilation is assessed in order to understand the capability of this passive strategy to assure comfort inside the house. Results show that an important portion of the indoor heat can be evacuated, however the temperature rising (especially during the night) due to UHI can generate a saturation effect if appropriate technical solutions, like the increase in the air speed that can be obtained with good urban design, are not considered.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations From urban climate to energy consumption. Enhancing building performance simulation by including the urban heat island e... Massimo Palme, Luis Inostroza, G. Villacreses, Andrea Lobato... Published: 01 June 2017
Energy and Buildings, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.03.069
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BOOK-CHAPTER 4 Reads 0 Citations Robustness of Residential Houses in Ecuador in the Face of Global Warming: Prototyping and Simulation Studies in the Ama... Massimo Palme, Andrea Lobato Published: 14 December 2016
Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-30746-6_31
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations The Possible Shift Between Heating and Cooling Demand of Buildings Under Climate Change Conditions: Are Some Mitigation ... Massimo Palme Published: 14 December 2016
Mediterranean Green Buildings & Renewable Energy, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-30746-6_30
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Factor de cielo visible y el efecto de isla de calor en Valparaíso Claudio Carrasco, Massimo Palme, Miguel Angel Galvez Published: 30 November 2016
Revista Urbano, doi: 10.22320/07183607.2016.19.34.3
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations A Heat Vulnerability Index: Spatial Patterns of Exposure, Sensitivity and Adaptive Capacity for Santiago de Chile Luis Inostroza, Massimo Palme, Francisco De La Barrera Published: 08 September 2016
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162464
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Climate change will worsen the high levels of urban vulnerability in Latin American cities due to specific environmental stressors. Some impacts of climate change, such as high temperatures in urban environments, have not yet been addressed through adaptation strategies, which are based on poorly supported data. These impacts remain outside the scope of urban planning. New spatially explicit approaches that identify highly vulnerable urban areas and include specific adaptation requirements are needed in current urban planning practices to cope with heat hazards. In this paper, a heat vulnerability index is proposed for Santiago, Chile. The index was created using a GIS-based spatial information system and was constructed from spatially explicit indexes for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity levels derived from remote sensing data and socio-economic information assessed via principal component analysis (PCA). The objective of this study is to determine the levels of heat vulnerability at local scales by providing insights into these indexes at the intra city scale. The results reveal a spatial pattern of heat vulnerability with strong variations among individual spatial indexes. While exposure and adaptive capacities depict a clear spatial pattern, sensitivity follows a complex spatial distribution. These conditions change when examining PCA results, showing that sensitivity is more robust than exposure and adaptive capacity. These indexes can be used both for urban planning purposes and for proposing specific policies and measures that can help minimize heat hazards in highly dynamic urban areas. The proposed methodology can be applied to other Latin American cities to support policy making.
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