—Urbanization and development are the inevitable
consequences of economic growth. With urbanization, various
issues of climate change are cropping up. Urban Heat Island
(UHI) is a significant phenomenon to manifest the changes in
climate of a region. The present research attempts to establish
the presence of this phenomenon in Roorkee, India on one hand.
And, to study change in architectural styles of the buildings in
the course of time as the possible reasons of these climatic
differences on the other hand. Finally, the research concludes
with recommendations and suggestion to mitigate and adapt to
climate changes through the implementation of an indigenously
—Uhi, surface transformation, land surface
temperature, minimum u-value algorithm.
The authors are with the the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee, 247667 India (e-mail: email@example.com,
Cite: Repaul Kanji, Sonam Sahu, and Robin Agarwal, "A Study of the Effect of Building Designs on Climate
Change: Mitigation and Adaption," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 145-148, 2015.