Energy simulation methodology for the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Swiss Re Spheroid buildings

Osaji, EE, Hudson, J and Chynoweth, P 2007, Energy simulation methodology for the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Swiss Re Spheroid buildings , in: 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment., 28th - 29th March 2007, University of Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Abstract

This research paper explores the following research question: “what level of energy performance does the spheroid form offer in the design and construction of the tall office building?” Preliminary studies involving the initial exploratory case study of two spheroid buildings, the Greater London Authority (GLA) building and the Swiss Re building, revealed encouraging results when measured against performance indicators from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) energy benchmark. These two buildings have theoretically been acclaimed as being energy efficient. However, a number of concerns have arisen relating to these pre-occupancy claims of optimum energy performance. Particularly, these claims have neither been scientifically authenticated nor their various levels of morphological and technological attributes ascertained. This research paper will look at the methodology of Comparative Case Study Energy Simulation Analysis which the first author has adopted for the energy performance analysis of his two selected spheroid building case studies. The first author’s research aims to develop a Hybrid Spheroid Form Shading Method for the achievement of significant HVAC energy efficiency in both spheroid and cuboid tall office buildings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment
Publisher: International Council For Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
ISBN: 9781905732227
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Depositing User: EE Osaji
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2020 10:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58219

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