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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA


Performance Modeling for a Sustainable Master Plan

Krista Raines
Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects, New York, NY

Abstract: This paper describes building modeling techniques used to analyze sustainable design solutions for a Master Plan in the hot-humid climate of Jakarta. Through analysis, fundamental environmental issues are addressed and key strategies are identified in order to construct design guidelines for a sustainable development. Many environmental issues were identified for the site, but this paper focuses on those analyzed using building energy modeling techniques: mitigating solar heat gain to buildings with optimized massing and block orientation, maximizing air flow and daylight potential through street alignment and width, and optimized shading strategies to prevent heat gain and the urban heat island effect. These strategies result in an aggregate increase in comfort and decrease in the percentage of time cooling is annually required.
Pages: 621 - 627