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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2008: 3rd conference of IBPSA-USA

     

VISUALIZING PEDESTRIAN COMFORT USING ENVI-MET

Akram Rosheidat, Dan Hoffman, Harvey Bryan, Student Student

Abstract: One of the environmental consequences of rapidly growing urban areas such as Phoenix, Arizona, is its negative impact to the outdoor environment. On the pedestrian micro-scale, the effects are difficult to visualize. Design decisions such as street and sidewalk widths, shading structures, materials, landscaping, building heights, and air flow have a significant impact on the pedestrian thermal comfort and subsequently on the use of the urban environment. This paper discusses visualization of human thermal comfort on the micro-scale, using various mitigating strategies that can create a more thermally comfortable pedestrian environment in downtown Phoenix.
Paper:
simbuild2008_TS10-2-Rosheidat