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The Relationship of Building Height to Street Width Under Overcast Skies
Proceedings of the 18th National Passive Solar Conference, American Solar Energy Society, April 22-28 (1993)
  • Mark DeKay, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Abstract
[1993] This paper presents a study of the relationship bewteen daylight factor (DF) inside a typical office at street level and the building height to street width ratio (H/W). This relationship is quantifies and the major variables explored. A review of the daylight planning literature revealed that each daylight planning tool was designed in some way to control sky exposure by limiting street wall height or spacing between buildings, and that H/W recommendations varied between 1:1 and 1:3. A study was initiated to determine H/W in relation to average and minimum daylight factors within a building.
Publication Date
April, 1993
Citation Information
Mark DeKay. "The Relationship of Building Height to Street Width Under Overcast Skies" Proceedings of the 18th National Passive Solar Conference, American Solar Energy Society, April 22-28 (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_dekay/14/