TITLE

Evaluation of Environmental Improvements by Urban Heat Islands Countermeasures Based on Life Cycle Thinking

AUTHOR(S)
Ihara, Tomohiko; Genchi, Yutuka
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment;Mar2008, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on use of life cycle thinking to improve countermeasures against urban heat islands (UHI). Effective countermeasures against UHI are affected by changes in location, time and season. The study argues that effectiveness of UHI countermeasures can be improved through life cycle thinking and involves the evaluation of efforts to reduce air temperature and carbon dioxide levels. It recommends the use of life cycle inventory analysis to assess the impact of UHI. An overview of the study is provided.
ACCESSION #
31339529

 

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