Design Strategies

Part of the Design Science and Innovation book series (DSI)


In the backdrop of the above quote, the process of sustainable design involves development of passive design strategies to bring out the best of climatic context. This chapter discusses design strategies and application of climatic data at different design stages: briefing, pre-conceptual, conceptual, preliminary and detailed. The qualitative assessment of climate at briefing is followed by the pre-conceptual analysis. The bioclimatic analysis (climate and comfort zone) diagnoses the climatic problem and recommends passive design concepts to extend the comfort zone. The preliminary design is aided by the steady-state analysis of cooling and heating load of a given design using the monthly average data of the hottest and coldest months. The dynamic modelling gives the requisite detailed design information for further development. The solar control design is one of the important considerations at the detailed design stage for energy conservation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureDeenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal (A State University of Haryana)SonepatIndia

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