Although the interrelations between urban microclimates and energy demand have been acknowledged, few workflows integrate microclimatic boundary conditions to predict energy demand in parametric morphological studies. This paper helps bridge this gap by introducing a novel workflow which brings together energy and microclimatic modelling for a synergetic assessment at the block scale. The interrelation between form, energy and urban microclimatic conditions is explored here in the climatic context of Tel Aviv by coupling Envimet and EnergyPlus. The potential of this coupling is explored in three different block typologies, each tested for four different density scenarios focusing on the cooling demand on a typical hot day. Results show the substantial increase of as high as 50% in cooling demand when the microclimatic weather data is taken into account and indicate the potential to capitalize on new computational tools which allow to quantify the interrelations between urban form, microclimate and energy performance more accurately.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||CISBAT 2019: International Conference on Climate Resilient Cities: Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era - Lausanne, Switzerland|
Duration: 4 Sep 2019 → 6 Sep 2019