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Thermal Imaging Workshop

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop: Learn Ways to Heat and Cool Your Home by Using Thermal Imaging Technology


heat detective workshop

Are you worried about the rising costs of heating and cooling?

Join us at the Lithgow Transformation Hub for a 1-hour workshop to discover cost effective ways to adapt your home throughout summer and winter to reduce the heat leaking both and in and out of your home.

Dr Agnieszka Wujeska-Klause from Western Sydney University will share tips on the most appropriate actions to lower heat in summer, which also helps to keep in warmth during winter.

Participants will enjoy hands-on experience learning how to use a thermal imaging camera to help identify which outdoor surfaces retain the most heat. With sometimes surprising results, you’ll learn the changes you can make to your home environment to reduce radiant heat in future heatwaves and keep the warmth inside throughout the cold winter months to come. This is the last workshop this summer, so don’t miss out.

Thermal imaging cameras can be borrowed from the Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub following the workshop for participants to measure the impacts in their own homes.

About our guest presenter:

Dr Wujeska-Klause is a Senior Research Assistant to Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University. They are exploring how the urban heat island effect is making cities hotter in heatwaves and what can be done about it. Sebastian says that “More people die from heat than all other natural disasters combined.”

The urban heat island effect is described by Sebastian Pfautsch, Associate Professor Urban Planning and Management at Western Sydney University, as “a phenomenon whereby surface and air temperatures in built-up areas become hotter compared to nearby vegetated sites”. It is driven by the conversion of green to grey (plants to concrete) in urbanised spaces. This can dramatically raise local temperatures during heatwaves.

Places are limited so registrations are essential. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Ann Niddrie for more information on 0416 278 911 or email a.niddrie@westernsydney.edu.au

This workshop is part of the ‘Regenerating Lithgow – People, Place and Planet’ project, an initiative of Western Sydney University’s Maldhan Lithgow Transformation Hub and was made possible through grant funding from the Commonwealth Government – National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

For information on the Summer 2022/23 Workshop check out our story at: https://lithgowlocalnews.com/heat-detective-project/

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Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
Cnr Mort St & Bridge St
Lithgow, NSW 2790 Australia
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(02) 6354 4505
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