OUTDOOR COMFORT IMPOVEMENT POTENTIAL BY DESIGN
How much can we improve outdoor comfort by applying design strategies based on shading and natural ventilation?
When are outdoor conditions comfortable in each hour of the year?
In sun or in shade, with wind or without wind?
When to apply shade or nature ventilation for comfort improvement? How much is the improvement?
Outdoor comfort is computed for these different conditions:
- Baseline : exposed to sun and wind
- Strategy 1 : provide shade, exposed to wind
- Strategy 2 : exposed to sun, block wind
- Strategy 3: provide shade, block wind
- Strategy 4: provide shade, improve wind speed
UTCI outdoor comfort percentage for the whole year
UTCI outdoor comfort improvement
COMFORTABLE : % of the time when 9°C< UTCI < 26°C (UTCI = 0)
EXTREME CONDITIONS : % of the time when UTCI < 13°C (UTCI = -3) and UTCI > 32 °C (UTCI = 3)
Terrain type: city
Standing in sun and in shade