Microclimate in Architecture

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TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

WELCOME!

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY SEMESTER 2 : BUILDING TECHNOLOGY

WEEK 2: MICROCLIMATE TUTORIAL

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

TUTORIAL: 27 SEPTEMBER MICROCLIMATE ANALYSIS: GEORGE SQUARE GARDENS

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

Edinburgh Wind Rose Speeds taken at 10 m above ground Source: Bureau Happold

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

Edinburgh Seasonal Wind Data Note: Wind speed increases with height, so note the height at which wind data is taken. Airport data is generally taken at 6-10 meters above ground.

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

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wind shadow

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IMPACT OF BUILDING WIDTH ON AIR FLOW

Source: Brown & DeKay, Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

IMPACT OF BUILDING DEPTH / SHAPE / HEIGHT ON AIR FLOW

Source: Brown & DeKay, Sun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies

TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT 2:
SEMESTER 1 : ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY WEEK 2:MICROCLIMATE MODIFICATION

SOLAR ANALYSIS: SUN PATH DIAGRAM

Sun path diagrams show the path of the sun in the skydome as projected onto a horizontal surface. The sun path diagram can be used to determine the sun s position in terms of altitude and azimuth for any hour of the year.

Altitude (section): The angle between the sun and the earth. Azimuth (plan): The bearing angle of the sun. You must know both in order to...
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