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Solar availability in cities: a design approach

Stravoravdis, Spyridon and Marsh, Andrew J. 2012. Solar availability in cities: a design approach. Online Journal of Natural Frequency (6)

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Dense urban environments provide a complex environment, where solar and daylight availability can become a scarce commodity, especially since buildings become increasingly taller. This is manly due to the complex dynamic overshadowing effects present on building surfaces. Accurately quantifying these effects is key in predicting reductions in solar availability. These in turn, can significantly affect daylight and thermal performance of buildings, as well as potential for PVs and other renewables. It is therefore necessary to use simulation tools to predict these complex effects.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar availability, Solar radiation, Solar access, Modelling, Overshadowing
Additional Information: Online publication
ISSN: 1833-7570
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:56

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