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Assessing building forms through envelope-to-volume ratio

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dc.contributor.author Stasinopoulos, TN en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:52:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:52:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36134
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dc.subject Building form en
dc.subject Envelope to volume ratio en
dc.subject Insolation en
dc.subject Solar exposure en
dc.subject.other Climatic conditions en
dc.subject.other Construction costs en
dc.subject.other Floor areas en
dc.subject.other Incident radiation en
dc.subject.other Insolation level en
dc.subject.other Rectangular block en
dc.subject.other Running cost en
dc.subject.other Solar exposure en
dc.subject.other Volume ratio en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.subject.other Planning en
dc.subject.other Sustainable development en
dc.subject.other Incident solar radiation en
dc.title Assessing building forms through envelope-to-volume ratio en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.publicationDate 2011 en
heal.abstract The form of a building determines its envelope-to-volume ratio (E/V), which is an early indicator of the construction cost of its facades & roof. This study examines E/V ratios of several rectangular blocks at various proportions, leading to conclusions on the minimum envelope size relative to total floor area of a building. E/V ratio is also recognized as a simple index of a building's contact with the surrounding climatic conditions that affect its running cost. To explore solar exposure, the research examines incident radiation on the same configurations in Athens, London, and Riyadh, correlating building form & size to insolation levels. en
heal.journalName PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture en
dc.identifier.spage 241 en
dc.identifier.epage 246 en


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