Join DIALOGers Saurabh Shrestha, Associate and sustainability consultant, and Haobo Liu, sustainability specialist, for their presentation “Designing MURBs for a Hot and Dry Climate by Integrating Environmental Analysis” as part of the 2022 Passive House Canada Conference, on May 26, 2022.
|Tuesday May 26, 2022
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST
|Virtual & in-person
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Designing MURBs for a Hot and Dry Climate by Integrating Environmental Analysis
Hermosillo is known as “the city of the sun” because it is in one of the zones that receive the greatest solar energy in the world. Our team has been working on residential development in this location, much of which is constructing midrise multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs). The design team identified several challenges with the design of MURBs in a hot and dry climate, including less flexible orientation, less daylight opportunity, and less cross-ventilation possibility. Through environmental analysis, the design team explored various strategies to overcome these challenges to achieve daylight, energy and comfort targets and applied them to the project. This project presents that by incorporating knowledge about the environmental performance in the design process, the designers could benefit from the wind, sun, and heat in this hot and dry climate and better amalgamate architectural design with performance objectives.