All the way to the top! The energy implications of building tall cities

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Hamilton, I., Evans, S., Steadman, P., Godoy-Shimizu, D., Donn, M., Shayesteh, H. and Moreno, G. 2017. All the way to the top! The energy implications of building tall cities. Energy Procedia. 122, pp. 493-498. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.302
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TitleAll the way to the top! The energy implications of building tall cities
AuthorsHamilton, I., Evans, S., Steadman, P., Godoy-Shimizu, D., Donn, M., Shayesteh, H. and Moreno, G.
Abstract

Density of urban form may be achieved under a variety of morphological designs that do not rely on tallness alone. Tall buildings have implications on the broader urban environment and infrastructure that lower buildings would not have, e.g. wind effects, sight-lines, or over-shading. They may also have an impact on energy use for reasons of buildings-physics, construction, and occupant practices. This study uses a statistical approach of neighbourhood level data to analyse the impact of building morphology (e.g. height, volume and density) on energy demand in 12 local authorities in London. The research shows that areas marked by tall buildings use more gas after adjusting for exposures surface area, volume, number of residents and other features. The implication for energy policy and planning is building taller without increasing density may have an energy penalty.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalEnergy Procedia
ISSN1876-6102
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Online11 Sep 2017
Print01 Sep 2017
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Deposited08 Mar 2018
Accepted01 Sep 2017
Output statusPublished
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© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Presented at: CISBAT 2017 International Conference – Future Buildings & Districts – Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale, CISBAT 2017 6-8 September 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.302
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