In an interview in Millásreggeli, Roland Németh, our firm’s Automation development lead, talked about our research project with the European Space Agency and the possibilities of reducing the urban heat island effect.

Reducing the urban heat island effect is a long-term process that we can help with conscious urban planning and the right building solutions. By combining satellite data with existing simulation techniques, we can produce a problem map to improve the microclimate of development areas from the planning stage onwards. HeatScape Resolve, a service developed by our firm, aims to reduce the urban heat island effect through a process that can recommend the implementation of urban-scale developments to sustainable neighborhoods, expand water surfaces, define paving, and the siting, orientation, use of materials or even the design of new buildings. All of these can be used to reduce the urban heat island effect on development sites.

In the face of climate change, minimizing the urban heat island effect offers a major opportunity to reduce emissions from buildings. With current technology, cooling cities could result in up to 60 percent higher carbon emissions by 2050. Reducing the urban heat island effect can therefore not only contribute to the comfort of residents but can also support sustainable and conscious planning at the neighborhood level. As a partner of ESA, Paulinyi & Partners will have access to data that can greatly help future architectural projects.

Paulinyi & Partners' involvement in the space industry is also featured in the publication, called Űrkörkép, which brings together the industry's players in Hungary, and this year for the first time our firm is included in it.

You can listen to the full interview here:

And the publication is available here:

(Note: the interview is in Hungarian)




Paulinyi & Partners Group will collaborate with the European Space Agency (ESA) from December 2023, in the framework of the tender "Space for Green Construction". The research conducted by Hungarian experts will focus on the use of earth observation data obtained in space, to improve urban climate. The commercial development activity is performed under a program of, and funded by, the European Space Agency and is carried out under the ARTES BASS program. The views expressed in this publication can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.