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Transcript of Building Physics
"If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it."
Why we need building physics?
Building engineering physics is a key scientific discipline, the understanding of which allows designers to manipulate the thermal and environmental characteristics of buildings to achieve performance criteria without necessarily relying on energy consuming building services installations.
Why concept design modelling is important even if we do not have data
Daylight availability and Glare
Performance driven design
Rules of thumb
The building is considered as a whole entity that has performances.
We build a prototype of the building BEFORE it is designed and then we test it
Design of a building to be amenable and comfortable. While being at the same time no resource intensive
This is the modelling of the energy flows within the buildings. In particular the interaction of the mechanical systems with the building
Zayed National Museum
31% energy saving over baseline
1.5% renewable energy
Impossible to design without deep understanding of buildings behaviour
Ice Storage for Peak Cooling
Al Sila Villa (Abu Dhabi)
26% Energy Saving