RE: Energy Consumption Strategies in Urban Buildings Architecture and Design
Yes, an effort to mitigate everyday increase in air temperatures within urban cities started with the adoption of the greenery i.e trees and urban gardens being planted within the cities. Of course, a lot of benefits were achieved. However, research has shown that the energy require to cool a building in urban cities is higher than that which is required to cool a similar building in the rural environment.
Greenery also has less effect on direct radiation since evapotranspiration consequence of greenery is at ground level.
@joerhino I'm glad to read from your end, how is your health?