COTE Lecture Series: Heat Mapping

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September 15, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

AIA Houston COTE Committee Web Series:



Speaker: Meredith Jennings, Research Associate, Resilience, HARC and Carlos Gamarra, HARC

DATE: Wednesday, September 15, Noon - 1:00pm

COST: All AIA members experiencing hardship (loss of work, reduced pay) as a result of COVID 19, may attend these sessions FREE. Please email Rhonda for hardship request.

  • AIA Member or AIA Assoc Member - $10
  • AIAH Affiliate Member - $10
  • Non-Member - $25

Request Hardship Consideration / AIA Members Only - $0
Registration is required.  Instructions will be emailed to all registrants beginning September 9

A minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund if you need to cancel your reservation.



The Urban Heat Island Effect has been recognized for years.  Now we have the ability to map it at a granular level to determine if parts of town are more vulnerable than others.  The Resilience Officer of the City of Houston undertook this study with Houston Advanced Research Center as its contract provider, and HARC will present how this project was implemented, the data captured, and give some recommendations for building strategies to cope with this environmental variation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what the heat island effect is.
  2. Learn how the heat mapping campaign was developed and why.
  3. Understand the data analysis results.
  4. Understand how the mapping data will influence planning for buildings and neighborhoods.