Urban Form Optimization for the Energy Performance of Buildings Using Citysim

@inproceedings{Vermeulen2013UrbanFO,
  title={Urban Form Optimization for the Energy Performance of Buildings Using Citysim},
  author={Tom Vermeulen and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Henri K{\"a}mpf and Benoit Beckers},
  year={2013}
}
The energy efficiency of the urban texture relies notably on the buildings’ form, which characterizes its capability to take profit of the solar potential as well as its loss of energy through the envelope. Therefore, the general layout at the district scale has a significant impact on the global energy balance in a dense built environment, where the relative position of the adjacent buildings generate shadowing and inter-reflection on a large part of the incoming solar radiation. In the… CONTINUE READING