N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris1, I. Pappas, C. Cartalis, F. Xyrafi, E. Mastrapostoli, P. Karahaliou, C. Efthymiou
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Proceedings of the 34th AIVC - 3rd TightVent - 2nd Cool Roofs' - 1st venticool Conference , 25-26 September, Athens 2013

The raise of sustainability in the urban design is a key-factor for addressing the challenges in response to climate change, resource availability, environmental degradation and energy consumption. Urban planners need comprehensive microclimatic information in order to take decisions. This paper addresses the rehabilitation at the municipality of Acharnes, one of the largest municipalities of Attica, built at the southern foothills of Mt Parnitha, and 10 km north of Athens. The reintegration approach included field measurements of the thermal characteristics in the examined area. The data collected from the field measurements were analyzed according to the bioclimatic design targets of the area. The results contribute to the improvement of thermal comfort conditions and to the quality of life in municipal open spaces.