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Using Building Orientation to Promote Sustainability

Author(s) Sarthak Sharma, Ar. Rahul Dongre
Country India
Abstract Maximizing energy efficiency and overall performance is paramount in sustainable architectural design. Building orientation is proving to be a cornerstone of strategy in achieving these goals. This paper explores the critical role of building orientation in promoting sustainability in the built environment. It delves into the complex relationship between the layout and placement of structures and their impact on energy consumption, natural lighting and occupant comfort. The orientation of the building is carefully designed to interact harmoniously with the elements of the environment, especially the path of the sun and the prevailing winds. By strategically arranging structures, architects and designers can use natural resources to minimize energy demands and optimize building performance. For example, the right orientation can harness solar energy for passive heating and cooling, reducing reliance on mechanical systems and reducing carbon emissions.
In addition, the orientation of the building deeply affects the distribution of natural light in the space. By strategically orienting openings such as windows and skylights, designers can maximize daylight penetration, reduce the need for artificial lighting and increase visual comfort for occupants, thoughtful building placement can mitigate glare and solar heat gain, promoting a more comfortable indoor environment while minimizing reliance on energy-intensive cooling systems.
Keywords Building orientation, Sustainability, Energy efficiency, Environmental factors
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-10
Cite This Using Building Orientation to Promote Sustainability - Sarthak Sharma, Ar. Rahul Dongre - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.16316
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