publication . Master thesis . 2016

Energy Savings by Using Daylight for Basic Urban Shapes : With a Case Study of Three Different Street Types

Sundborg, Bengt;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: KTH, Samhällsplanering och miljö
  • Country: Sweden
During winter the sun is in short supply. But research at KTH shows that solar radiation can be facilitated while energy consumption for lighting is reduced. This provided that the buildings are appropriately designed. But, unfortunately, the sunlight is often not taken into account and the results are the opposite. The energy savings depend on good town planning where the daylight is accessible for longer periods of time during the day, both indoors and outdoors. Then, the periods of use for electric light will decrease. This research is one of the first studies which evaluate the savings in energy with electric lighting due to the use of daylight in urban plan...
free text keywords: daylight, energy, climate, urban design principles, urban pattern, street grid, Civil Engineering, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik
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