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By Mark Deakin, Fiona Campbell, Alasdair Reid, Joel Orsinger

Maximizing reader insights into the strategic price of mass retrofits within the residential estate quarter via a close case examine research of the ‘Hackbridge project’, this ebook makes use of this improvement to develop knowing of the way planners may possibly practice city regeneration in keeping with a centralized plan.

This e-book demonstrates how city morphology concerns, not just with appreciate to both the geometry of layout and development structures, or occupational behaviours, yet almost about the aptitude with which the making plans, (re)development, layout, development, use and career of structures, has not to basically reduce degrees of power intake and premiums of carbon emission, but in addition to lessen international warming linked to weather change.

Delivering a critique of the cutting-edge on city morphology, the geometry of layout typologies, building structures and occupational behaviours and armed with the serious insights this provides, this ebook bargains a context-specific research of the way associations can start to actively plan for, combine and maintain the advance of power efficient-low carbon zones.

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Hackbridge area), Ecotect can deliver accurate information about energy performance, but a lot work has to be undertaken to prepare all buildings in a way that best use can be made of the software’s potential. For example, Ecotect could help to detect roof areas which are suitable for solar photovoltaic usage (accurate roof shapes are required) (Figs. 3). Since AutoCAD 3D polylines are not supported by Ecotect, the direct import from a dwg/dxf file into Ecotect is not possible. 3ds file. Such a file format can be read by Ecotect and hence easily imported.

This shows that OSM street data in Hackbridge are of high quality in terms of data completeness. 6). The slight difference in length conformity of the B-road category can be explained by inconsistencies in data capture. This is especially the case when many untrained users gather geographic data for the same project. In this case, a street passage was uploaded twice, resulting in two street lines instead of just one. This inconsistency is located in the middle of a bridge (Fig. 12). Fig. 12 Two OSM street lines Additional Software 55 To determine an “a priori” accuracy of OSM data is very difficult, as many input parameters are unknown.

In general, it is seen that extreme values for the footprint shape length (accumulation of all footprint lengths), either for the footprint area or the volume, indicate a good energy performance (very high values) or a bad energy performance (very low values). However, considering merely single parameters is a very limited, so a combination of different values, expressed as a ratio shall be presented. Presentation of Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission To relate urban morphology to energy consumption and CO2 emission, it is essential to determine how energy consumption and CO2 emission are defined.

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