This paper investigates the impact of the architectural form on the energy performance of residential buildings in Tunisia. A relative compactness is defined as one indicator of a building shape. The results of the analysis indicate that a significant decrease in heating and cooling energy requirements can be obtained by minimizing the relative compactness of detached residential houses. A simplified analysis tool, suitable for early design process, is developed to assess the impact of building form on its energy performance for several cities in Tunisia.
Impact of Shape on Building Energy Use in Tunisia
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Ouertani, K, & Krarti, M. "Impact of Shape on Building Energy Use in Tunisia." Proceedings of the ASME 2006 International Solar Energy Conference. Solar Energy. Denver, Colorado, USA. July 8–13, 2006. pp. 621-628. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ISEC2006-99135
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