Rising temperatures and growing concern
With roughly 30,000 inhabitants, Best is a lively community close to the city of Eindhoven. The municipality is part of the Brainport region, known as ‘the high-tech engine of the Netherlands’, where innovative technologies are developed to help ensure a brighter future for everyone.
As in many other areas of the world, climate change is a growing concern for the inhabitants of Best. The region’s policymakers are dedicated to combating rising temperatures and ensuring a high quality of life for citizens – both today and tomorrow.
However, they know that to make the most effective decisions in this area, they need the best insights. Which is why they turned to RHDHV Digital for advice.
Introducing Heat Monitor
RHDHV Digital was initially onboarded to help identify and tackle areas in Best where people may be susceptible to heat stress.
Heat stress occurs when the human body cannot expel excess heat, causing its core temperature to rise and heart rate to increase. If left unchecked, it can be extremely dangerous – even deadly.
At the heart of our solution is Heat Monitor, a 3D digital twin that helps aid decision making by providing accurate, timely data in easy to interpret visualisations.
Heat Monitor is able to identify, list and order the neighbourhoods, areas and buildings in Best where heat risk is most imminent. And, importantly, it is able to pinpoint the factors that contributed to that risk – enabling our consultants to devise a plan of action.