ltu Dan Faoro: Bioclimatic Mapping Study

Collaborator: Nickola Gjurchinoski, Research Assistant

This work strives to improve the existing guidelines in the field of Bioclimatic Building Design by employing computer simulations, and examination of new building parameters to provide architects and engineers direction in the early stages of building design for energy reduction. The research tests prototype model(s) in energy analysis software to examine if the recommended guidelines are in fact leading to low energy use and if the guidelines have variable outcomes if some parameters are modified, e.g., building size, floor area contained etc. This knowledge will serve to validate and qualify beyond generalities the existing bioclimatic design guideline recommendations. It will then be used as a basis to expand the design guidelines on past work completed by Professors -Victor Olgay, Norbert Lechner and by Shahin Vassigh et.al. The purpose of this study and effort is to utilize current energy modeling software to generate basic design strategies relative to building form, shape, and spatial characteristics, orientation, envelope profile, and location of low level conditioning spaces and professional standard reference data of climatic conditions of selected climate zones/types.

Integrated Path to Architectural Licensing

Department of Architecture


Critical Practice


Master of Architecture Thesis