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Workshop: Learn how to Cool Your Home by Using Thermal Imaging to Design Cooler Spaces

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

Thermal imaging workshop, Katoomba Planetary Health Initiative

Workshop: Learn how to Cool Your Home by Using Thermal Imaging to Design Cooler Spaces.

Are you worried about future heatwaves?
WHEN: Saturday 10am-11am

WHERE:

Planetary Health Precinct (former Katoomba Golf Club) 33-39 Acacia St Katoomba

COST: Free

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cool-your-home-using-thermal-imaging-to-design-cooler-spaces-tickets-796564715507

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In this workshop,Dr Agnieszka Wujeska-Klause from Western Sydney University, will share research results on the most appropriate actions to lower heat in summer. She’ll also guide participants in how to use a thermal imaging camera to help identify which surfaces retain the most heat. With sometimes surprising results, you’ll learn the changes you can make to your environment to reduce radiant heat in future heatwaves. (NB. Thermal imaging cameras can be borrowed from the Blue Mountains City Library)
Dr Wujeska-Klause is a Senior Research Assistant to Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University. They’re looking at how the urban heat island effect is making cities hotter in heatwaves and what can be done about it.
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
Places are limited so registrations essential here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/cool-your-home-using…
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.

Venue

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