Reference : Investigation into the Influence of External Walls Reflectivity on the Indoor Dayligh...
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Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/169283
Investigation into the Influence of External Walls Reflectivity on the Indoor Daylight Availability in Desert Climates
English
Amer, Mohamed [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur A&U > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Jun-2014
Conference Proceedings: Building Simulation and Optimization 2014
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Yes
International
London
UK
Conference Proceedings: Building Simulation and Optimization 2014
26 juin 2014
UCL
London
UK
[en] daylight autonomy ; window to wall ; visual comfort
[en] Hot arid climates are characterized by clear sunny sky most of the year time. Such climates affects the urban morphology, which requires sometimes dense urban fabric. Narrow streets have significant effect on the amount of daylight permeating indoor residential zones, which may have a negative or positive effect on the overall visual performance.
This paper studies the quantitative effect of using different Façade reflectivity ratios, under different street widths, on the indoor daylight autonomy. The researcher performed a parametric analysis using DIVA for Rhino simulation tool on a hypothetical residential building unit with various window ratios facing neighbouring buildings. Four main orientations were examined under different urban contexts and wall reflectivity. This paper aims to measure daylight autonomy and address possible strategies and solutions to achieve better daylighting that can be used by architects at early design stages of housing developments in the desert climates.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/169283
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