Effects of urban morphology on shading for pedestrians : sky view factor (SVF) as an indicator of solar access
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This work deals with the particulars of urban design in hot climate cities, where direct solar radiation leads to high temperature. This paper considers old part of Jeddah city as a compact neighborhood case study. We address the correlation between Sky View Factor (SVF) and direct solar radiation by orientation, value and time interval in the old Jeddah area, with the aim of adjusting future morphology in order to enhance outdoor thermal conditions. Results show that the sky view factor (SVF) could be an indicator of solar access in an urban morphology. The objective of this study is to identify and discuss the relationship between canyon geometry (size, orientation) and SVF to see how it impacts solar radiation within the urban street.
CitationMasoud, B. [et al.]. Effects of urban morphology on shading for pedestrians : sky view factor (SVF) as an indicator of solar access. A: International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. "PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit: proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Dec 10-12, 2018 Hong Kong, China". 2019, p. 1029-1030.