ECOTEN urban comfort is dedicated to help cities to reduce its vulnerability to climate change impacts such as extreme heat events. It employs a technical data-driven approach adapted from the vulnerability framework proposed by the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to improve people’s quality of life.
Ecoten accompanies public and private urban actors, in the construction of a more resilient, cooler, more breathable city through a 3-step action:
> 1. DIAGNOSIS of vulnerability to heat events combining several datasets: thermal, socio-demographic, environmental, etc.
> 2. RECOMMENDATIONS for urban planning to cool the environment according to the morphology of the studied area.
> 3. MICROCLIMATIC SIMULATIONS to evaluate the climatic impact of different urban designs, and be able to compare them in order to select those with the most satisfactory resilience characteristics.
The singularity of our approach gave us the opportunity to deliver projects on measuring and mapping heat vulnerability for the Municipality of Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czechia and also for a Las Vegas based company Fontis Technologies LLC.