Action Sustainability provided outdoor comfort modelling services for Stockland’s new shopping centre, south of the sunshine coast, QLD. The services included a detailed weather assessment including review of temperatures, humidity, wind and rain. A detailed modelling exercise was also undertaken to understand comfort conditions within the naturally ventilated mall and food and beverage precinct. The study utilised Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) to provide advice regarding anticipated comfort conditions for the new development.
Stockland approached Action Sustainability because they wanted to offer the most comfortable outdoor shopping experience to the patrons of their new open shopping centre in the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
Stockland managed to take into consideration how the climate impacted the comfort of their patrons into their design, ultimately allowing them to mitigate thermally uncomfortable situations for those eating, drinking or simply walking from store to store in the outdoor shopping centre and therefore providing the best experience to their customers.