Table 2

Percentage of care managers who agreed on the importance and feasibility of institutional-level measures, by cooling measurea
Institutional-level cooling measure Importance Feasibility
Less important Important Very important No problems Some problems Large problems
a) Lowering sunshade between 12.00 and 16.00 4% 30% 67% 72% 24% 4%
b) Lowering sunshade already at sunrise 26% 30% 44% 64% 36% 0%
c) In the evening and at night: natural or mechanical ventilation 0% 67% 33% 32% 48% 20%
d) Closing the windows when outside temperature exceeds inside temperature 8% 50% 42% 64% 16% 20%
e) Turning off heat-producing equipment (e.g. television) when possible 56% 44% 0% 32% 40% 28%
f) Sparing lighting in case of heat distribution 33% 52% 15% 54% 33% 13%
g) Sprinkling water on the rooftops and terraces 37% 52% 11% 33% 25% 42%
h) A central cooled room accessible to all residents 35% 46% 19% 29% 17% 54%
i) Closing curtains in case of invading sunlight 11% 59% 30% 56% 28% 16%
j) Air conditioning switched on during part of the day 18% 45% 36% 42% 11% 47%
k) Switching on fans during part of the day 0% 77% 23% 61% 26% 13%

aBecause of rounding-off errors, some percentages add up to 99% or 101%.

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