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Free Thermal Imaging to Design Cooler Spaces

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Using Thermal Imaging to Design Cooler Spaces


Saturday 3 February, 2024

Lower Level Planetary Health Precinct

33-39 Acacia St Katoomba

(former Katoomba Golf Course)

This event is free but, in order for us to continue our work, donations are welcome to the Blue Mountains Disaster Ready Fund here

The urban heat island effect is described by Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University, as “a phenomenon whereby surface and air temperatures in built-up areas become hotter compared to nearby vegetated sites”.  It is driven by the conversion of green to grey (plants to concrete) in urbanised spaces. This can dramatically raise local temperatures during heatwaves. Sebastian says that “More people die from heat than all other natural disasters combined.”

Tracie McMahon, Lithgow Area Local News

Get hands-on experience using a thermal imaging camera to help you identify which surfaces retain the most heat. Use this information to make appropriate decisions to cool your environment ahead of the next heatwave. Associate Professor Pfautsch’s Senior Research Assistant, Dr Agnieszka Wujeska-Klause will guide you in how to use the camera and share research results on the most appropriate actions to lower heat in summer.

Places are limited so registrations essential here

Contact Saskia for more information on 0473 882 868 or email severingham@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

This workshop is part of a Bioregional Collaboration for Planetary Health and is supported by the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales governments.


Planetary Health Precinct
33-39 Acacia Street
KATOOMBA, NSW 2780 Australia
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