OPTIMUM STREET LAYOUT OR CONFIGURATION FOR MINIMIZING ENERGY DEMAND IN BERLIN

Nikhil Ravindra ., Heba El Hanafy .
2019 International Journal of Engineering Applied Sciences and Technology  
The paper aims to make suggestions in terms of ideal street layout or configuration for the city of Berlin in order to minimize the overall energy demand. The methodology followed is background study of related topics, benchmarking the parameters considered, simulation of different factors using Energy Builder software and recommendations through outcomes and simulation results. By drawing the relationship between urban form, building design and energy usage, it is easier to estimate the
more » ... estimate the desired street layouts based on two important climatic parameters: wind direction and sun. Energy demands for various typologies have been calculated by considering different street widths and floor area ration (FAR) of the buildings.
doi:10.33564/ijeast.2019.v04i03.067 fatcat:g3mrhbv6j5fefcltotuzhkjbg4