Urban microclimate parameters for buildings energy strategies

Michele Lepore


Today, the cities need to increase energy efficiency, reduce polluting emissions and achieve a sufficient level of sustainability. The urban microclimate plays an important role on the buildings energy consumption and the feeling of comfort in the spaces. The microclimate parameters are of central importance for the activities that are carried out in the open spaces and to a large extent determine the use. The responses to the microclimate may be unconscious but very often result in a differentiated use of open spaces just as function of the different climatic conditions. For this reason, the aim of this work is focused on the environmental parameters and on the methodology of analysis aiming at the establishment of bioclimatic strategies for buildings on the basis of morpho-type of the components of the geometries and surface quality of the materials used in urban spaces and in function of the consequent microclimatic conditions obtained.


urban microclimate; comfort; energy efficiency; bioclimatic design

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