Optimization of building form and its fenestration in response to microclimate conditions of an urban area
Paper i proceeding, 2020

Designing building form in urban areas is a complicated process that demands considering a high number of influencing parameters. On the other hand, there has been an increasing trend to design highly fenestrated building envelopes for office buildings to induce higher levels of natural lighting into the workspace. This paper presents a novel optimization framework to design high-performance building form and fenestration configuration considering the impacts of urban microclimate in typical and extreme weather conditions during a thirty-year period of climate data (2010-2039). In this regard, based on the introduced technique and algorithm, the annual energy demand and thermal comfort of over 8008 eligible form combinations with eight different fenestration configurations and seven different building orientation angels were analysed in a detailed urban area to find optimal design solutions in response to microclimate conditions. Results showed that adopting the framework, annual heating, and cooling demand can be reduced by 21% and 38% while maintaining thermal comfort by taking design-based decisions at the early stages of design.


Kavan Javanroodi

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Vahid Nik

Lunds universitet

Yuchen Yang

EDP Sciences

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

E3S Web of Conferences

25550403 (ISSN) 22671242 (eISSN)

Vol. 172 19002

12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, NSB 2020
Tallinn, Estonia,



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