December 5, 2012
Nature news story on the Megacity Project which involves the Hestia Project.
Here is the releases of Hestia in October 2012
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Press Release
October 9, 2012
Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities
Project to help overcome barriers to an international climate change treaty
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. Until now, scientists quantified carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at a much broader level.
Dubbed “Hestia” after the Greek goddess of the hearth and home, researchers presented the new system in an article published October 9 in Environmental Science and Technology. Hestia combines extensive public database “data-mining” with traffic simulation and building-by-building energy-consumption modeling. Its high-resolution maps that clearly identify CO2 emission sources in a way that policy-makers can utilize and the public can understand.
COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE HERE
DOWNLOAD LOW QUALITY VIDEO HERE (30 MB)
DOWNLOAD 18 SECOND SHORT: HOURLY ANIMATION SEGMENT (3.6 MB)
DOWNLOAD 33 SECOND SHORT: SEASONAL ANIMATION SEGMENT (6.4 MB)
IMAGES (click to download high-res):
The story on CBS 5 - KPHO