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Project Sustainability

Each month, the show welcomes a new guest who will unpack a specific topic, spanning multiple episodes. Host Peggy Smedley will dive into her guest’s desire to provide alternatives that will empower each of us on what it means to have a healthy home. Simply all the innovations from energy, air, water, lighting, security, appliances, and more that impact our homes.

With a focus on technology—and how it works in the home—listeners will gain a deeper understanding of what’s coming next and what’s already possible today. Determined to give a glimpse into the future, Smedley ends every series with the same question: How can we do even more simply by managing our energy consumption to help make the world healthier, safer, and greener today and for future generations?

Sep 5, 2023

Heat is the deadliest of all the weather hazards. Peggy Smedley and Kirstin Dow, professor, Dept. of Geography, University of South Carolina, talk about heat mapping. She says it is timely in Columbia, South Carolina, and the way we have built our cities actually traps heat from solar radiation—the roads and buildings heat up.

They also discuss:

  • How machine learning can help with heat mapping.
  • Some examples of things that can be done to reduce heat in cities.
  • How to train the next generation to integrate this into other decisions they make.

(9/6/23 - 68)

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