Urban Climate, Human Thermal Comfort and Building Energy Consumption

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From Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques (CNRM), Météo France, Toulouse 
Dr Valéry Masson, Senior Researcher    
Dr Masson specializes in urban microclimate and modelling, including the invention and development of the Town Energy Balance (TEB) model. He is also involved in the design and coordination of measurement campaigns                                  (e.g. CAPITOUL) and interdisciplinary studies
Dr Robert Schoetter, Researcher 
Dr Schoetter is a meteorologist currently working on the quantification of urban heat island, human thermal comfort and building energy consumption for a variety of French cities.
Dr Cécile de Munck, Researcher
Dr de Munck is an urban climatologist who is conducting research towards a generic modelling of the vulnerability and the adaptation of cities to climate change.

TopicUrban Climate, Human Thermal Comfort and Building Energy Consumption

09:30 – 09:40

Opening by Professor Chao Ren

09:40 – 10:40

Lectures by Dr Valéry Masson

- Overview on urban climate modelling

- Overview on gathering data on urban tissue for urban climate modelling

10:40 – 11:40

Lectures by Dr Robert Schoetter

- Definition and characterisation of heat waves in current and future climate

- Evaluation of urban heat island and building energy consumption simulations for French cities

11:40 – 12:00


12:00 – 13:00

Lectures by Dr Cécile de Munck

- Influence of adaptation measures on urban climate and building energy consumption for French cities

- Future plans for quantification of the impact of adaptation measures for a selection of cities in different climate zones (including Hong Kong)

Date: Monday, 15 January 2018
Time:  9:30am-13:00pm
C.K. Tse Room, Chung Chi College, CUHK
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