The course runs from the introduction of the terms urban heat island, climate change, the creation of microclimates up to the establishment of the designs for building the elements that has part in a sensor network for monitoring or supervisising variables like temperature and relative humidity. With this we aim to determine how are these variables affecting energy consumption, public health and human comfort in urban areas.

This project is solving the Cool it! challenge.


We aim to create content for an environmental sciences course. We will create a complete presentation where we will define the basic concepts of the urban heat island, climate change and how we can monitor climate within the cities. The approach is merely educational and will be presented to our university faculty in order to create awareness and introduce this topic in the environmental studies curriculum.

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  • Rafael Asprilla
  • Raul Fernando Solis Betancur