Summer heat in the cities
The OCCR project "Urban Climate Bern" is investigating the consequences of heat waves on Swiss cities. The increasing heat is not only a burden on health, it also poses a major challenge to urban infrastructure. A measurement campaign that has just started is intended to break down the heat island effect for the city of Bern. In this project, the researchers are working closely with customers of their results. The energy supplier ewb, for example, wants to use measurement data to adjust the energy system to the consequences of climate change.