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Marlyne Sahakian

University of Geneva

Marlyne Sahakian is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Geneva. Her research is focused on sustainable consumption, or understanding the social practices and opportunities for change in relation to environmental and social issues. She is a founding member of SCORAI Europe, a network for sustainable consumption research and action.

Articles by Marlyne Sahakian

Environment

Keeping Cool with Microclimate Diversity

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Air conditioning has become an inherent part of life in the tropical heat of Southeast Asia. This incurs environmental costs and burdens low-income families with high energy bills. Energy consumption could be reduced, and societal wellbeing improved by cultivating microclimate diversity, with adapted architectural design involving passive cooling and natural shading.