Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering
Developing a climate-responsive urbatecture combining land use, street canyons and building forms in an integrated, multi-scaled approach reducing energy demand and GHG emissions, improving comfort and health in London and the UK
This research focuses on developing a climate-responsive design framework tailored to the early design stages. This will create tools for masterplanning as well as the design of individual buildings, making use of climate-responsive built form indicators and modelling tools. The framework will highlight key features of the urban environment that affect local urban climate by interlinking land use, street canyons and building forms and assessing them in a multi-scaled approach.