Quantifying the Impact of Passive Design on High-rise Buildings

Apr 06, 2015

This paper examined four different buildings’ footprint aspect ratios and two orientations in order to investigate the sensitivity of site layout planning characteristics on the energy consumption of high-rise office buildings in four different climate regions. The results suggest that design strategies to maximize passive thermal conditioning and daylighting do little to reduce the load profiles of high-rise office buildings built to current energy codes.

keywords: Site Layout Planning, Orientation, Passive Solar Design, High Rise Buildings, Sustainable

Mohamed A. M. Krem (Al-Mergeb University, Al-Khoms, Libya)
Simi T. Hoque (UMass-Amherst)
Sanjay R. Arwade (UMass-Amherst)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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