Optimization of Residential Spatial Configuration based on Energy Performance, Daylight Brightness, and Thermal Comfort through Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm, Case Study: Mashhad City Climate

J. Ahmadi; S. M. Maddahi; R. Mirzaei

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 228-239

  All important decisions that affect the thermal performance of the building are made in the early stages of design. Accordingly, in this research, the initial stage of architectural design which is related to space plan was targeted. The aim of this research is the perfect approach to evaluate, and optimize ...  Read More

Saving Energy Through Improving Performance of Double Skin Facades: A Case Study Residential Building in Yazd

F. Najjari Seresht; A. Hakimi Oskui; S. Salkhi; E. Imani

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 76-86

  The building envelope is one of the most influential factors in energy consumption. Therefore, optimizing the facade of the building with new technologies is one of the most effective passive solutions to provide thermal comfort. The purpose of this research is to design a composite facade, which according ...  Read More

Improving Outdoor Thermal Comfort for Elderly in Residential Complexes

E. Samadpour Shahrak; H. Sattari Sarbangholi; M. S. Moosavi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 55-70

  One of the crucial factors for the presence of more people outdoors is to create comfortable conditions. This issue is significant for the elderly due to the different physical conditions. The purpose of this study is to improve the micro-climatic condition around residential complexes considering the ...  Read More