Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Air Pollution and Daylight Availability in the Urban Area: Dynamic Simulation in an Openplan Office in London

Jiangtao Du
1 , Xin Zhang 2 , Steve Sharples 3 1 School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. 2 School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 3 School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Email contact:

Abstract: The deposition of air pollutants on glazing can significantly affect the daylight transmittance of building fenestration systems in urban areas. This study presents a simulation analysis of the impact of air pollution and glazing visual transmittance on indoor daylight availability in an open-plan office in London. First, the direct links between glazing visual transmittance and daylighting conditions were developed and assessed. Second, several simple algorithms were established to estimate the loss of daylight availability due to the pollutant deposition at the external surface of vertical glazing. Finally, some conclusions and design strategies to support façade strategies at the early design stage of an urban building project were developed.
Pages: 437 - 444