I-CHANGE: 8 inner-city test grounds around the world for a sustainable living environment
Warm episodes such as heat waves increase the risk of developing heat-related illnesses, like heat strokes. The number of people exposed to extreme heat grows because of urbanization and climate change. In short, the I-CHANGE project investigates how urbanization and climate change together affect summertime indoor air temperatures in Amsterdam and other cities worldwide.
Monitoring 100 Amsterdam homes for temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentrations
In the Amsterdam Living Lab, the research team will monitor temperature, humidity, and CO2 concentrations inside about 100 homes in Amsterdam. To monitor the factors, the researchers place a weather station in these homes. Smart Weather Station Indoor Outdoor | Netatmo.
With the temperature measurements and other collected data, the team can explain the correlation between indoor and outdoor temperatures as they have done in past research.
Furthermore, they explore whether the temperatures can also be related to the energy consumption of households, like heating in winters and air conditioning in summers.
The measurement network of the living lab adds to the team's already operational network of 24 weather stations across Amsterdam, and a flux tower measuring sensible heat, evapotranspiration, and CO2 flux.
Increasing citizen empowerment and understanding
More information on the EU-funded project: Project website I-CHANGE
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Are you living in Amsterdam and interested to volunteer in hosting a weather station in your house? Have a look at this flyer and contact the researchers via email. Also, if you would like to become a stakeholder or partner in this research, please reach out via email.
- November 2021 - December 2024