The site located in Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia lies in the vicinity of the research buildings of the campus. The Building is oriented along the east west axis at the southern side of the site which remains shaded due to its proximity to the baker building in winters. Using the EPW file of Harts-field Jackson International Airport, the site analysis was done using Ladybug component on Grasshopper. Atlanta experiences extreme temperatures in summer which lies between March to September and winters from October to February. The comfort levels lie between 22-26°C as visualized from the psychometric Chart. Starting from a linear form along the east west axis the design developed into a hinged form that would allow more light into the building and performed better thermally enhanced with the help of shading and construction materials.
DAYLIGHT GLARE PROBABILITY
The graph represents the total floor normalized heating and cooling loads for the building. As expected, due to location, the energy use in heating is larger than cooling. Summer months use only cooling and Winter months use only heating. Overlaps between heating and cooling occur between the months of March and September Heating and Cooling loads were reduced but the lighting loads increased due to the increase in number of thermal zones in the hinged form. However the overall EUI reduced by 100+kWhr/m2.