Energy-efficient tall buildings design strategies: a holistic approach

Elotefy, Hazem, Abdelmagid, Khaled SS, Morghany, Ezzat and Ahmed, Tarek MF 2015, Energy-efficient tall buildings design strategies: a holistic approach, Energy procedia, vol. 74, pp. 1358-1369, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.782.

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Title Energy-efficient tall buildings design strategies: a holistic approach
Author(s) Elotefy, Hazem
Abdelmagid, Khaled SS
Morghany, Ezzat
Ahmed, Tarek MFORCID iD for Ahmed, Tarek MF
Journal name Energy procedia
Volume number 74
Start page 1358
End page 1369
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-08
ISSN 1876-6102
Keyword(s) Energy efficiency
Tall buildings
Summary The number of tall buildings is increasing as a result of the advances in construction technologies and the rising land prices. These buildings are characterised by their high energy consumption compared to other building types as they rely intensively on mechanical HVAC systems due to the extreme weather conditions associated with the increase in height. However, they present a great opportunity for energy savings. In recent years, it has been noticed the increasing interest in geometry and form of tall buildings, as a result of the evolution of parametric modelling and 3D visualisation tools, on the expense of the environmental aspect. This paper discusses factors affecting the energy consumption in the tall buildings. Through an extensive analysis of Literature, active and passive energy efficient strategies adopted in tall building at various building stages are identified. In addition, the role of architectural design parameters, such as building form, orientation and envelope on the tall building energy performance are highlighted. Finally, a set of guidelines and environmental design strategies to be considered in different phases in order to achieve energy-efficient tall buildings are proposed. These strategies have been categorised into four stages namely early design, conceptualisation, and documentation and operational. A 3D modelling approach was used to visualise and illustrate the proposed strategies in different stages.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.782
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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