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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Relation Of Surrounding Building Configuration And Mitigation Effects Of School Lawn Planting

Takayuki Harada, Noriko Umemiya, Yuta Sakurai

Abstract: Lawn planting in schoolyards is expected to mitigate heat-island phenomena. This study, using CFD analysis, examines the degree to which this mitigation changes according to the configuration of surrounding buildings. Existing school shapes, modified configurations of school buildings, and shortened high-rise buildings neighboring schoolyards are assessed in a summer thermal environment of a schoolyard with bare soil and when covered with a lawn. Results show that surrounding buildings have greater effects than the ground surface on the thermal environment of schoolyards.
Pages: 2011 - 2016