01 Mar '12, 1pm

How to Capture Meaningful Climate Data to Boost Building Performance

How to Capture Meaningful Climate Data to Boost Building Performance

A key requirement of buildings is to provide a sheltered living and working space from the extremes of climate. That's coupled with the objective of environmental building design, which is to create of a comfortable yet energy efficient internal environment. That being said, the successful design of comfortable buildings relies on an appropriate understanding of climate. In practice, however, it is difficult to translate climate data into meaningful information that can capture local climate characteristics. There have been several attempts to establish a relationship between comfort, climate and built form, and to explore various climatic design strategies. However, these approaches are limited in many ways, such as to certain building types or climate types, and they require a high level of interpretation to be correctly used in the design process. So what can enable cli...

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