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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2020: Fifth Conference of IBPSA-England


Parametric clustering and shoebox modelling to evaluate environmental framework

Andrew Komarnycky, Fred Labbe, Lucia Cerrada

Abstract: The demand for housing in London’s inner borough is increasing and with space limited this leads to densification of development. High density development poses several challenges in achieving an environment that promotes health and wellbeing. This study was developed to support the High Density Living Supplementary Planning Document for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The aim of the study was to develop an environmental and wellbeing framework tested through modelling, understand trade-offs between criteria and provide design guidance. A parametric modelling approach using Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) and Dynamic Simulation Modelling (DSM) was developed to model daylight, sunlight, overheating risk and heating demands. The results showed which criteria were achievable in a high-density context and that tradeoffs were complex and difficult to balance. A set of design guidance based on vertical sky component and window to floor area ratio were developed, which can aid early stage design.
Pages: 48 - 55