• Characterization of façade fenestration for energy studies within the “Eixample” urban tissue of Barcelona 

    García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena (2017-09)
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    This paper explores the possibility of characterising the degree of fenestration of a certain city by studying a limited building sample. For the case study of the Eixample district of Barcelona, window-to-wall ratio (WWR) ...
  • Characterization of solar access in mediterranean cities: oriented sky factor 

    García Nevado, Elena; Pagès Ramon, Anna; Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit (Building Green Futures, 2015)
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    The link between city morphology and urban energy consumption, although proved, requires further research. In that sense, the analysis of parameters describing the urban texture may be a useful approach for energy assessment ...
  • Façade design and energy demand: fenestration indexes from an urban Approach 

    García Nevado, Elena; Beckers, Benoit; Coch Roura, Helena; Crespo Cabillo, Isabel (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Building, 2017)
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    Façade design has significant effects on inner conditions of spaces and also on the energy needs to achieve user’s comfort. In this regard, the proportion of glazed surfaces to opaque ones plays a key role. Although the ...
  • Las escalas de la luz 

    Beckers, Benoit (Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions, 2009-06)
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    Variando con el paso del día y del año, la luz del Sol y del cielo modula, visual y energéticamente, los territorios, las ciudades y los edificios. ¿Cómo sintetizar y manejar en el proyecto estas informaciones donde se ...
  • Sky access versus shading for pedestrian comfort in the hot tropical climate of Jeddah 

    Coch Roura, Helena; Beckers, Benoit; Masoud, Badia (United Nations Development Programme, 2016)
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    Many urban studies have been done to demonstrate that urban sprawl is not the right approach in hot climate cities. On the contrary, a compact design is recommended to enhance human thermal comfort. This research aims to ...