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Here are the main takeaways from our Environmental Design event:
- A Building’s layout and location can reduce heat and noise levels.. Design to reduce the
potential impact from external noise sources.. For example, noise sensitive rooms such as
bedrooms can be located away from busy roads.
- Think about light, heat and wind when choosing building materials. Materials that reflect
heat and light could affect the ease of passersby and can be easily avoided by using low
reflectance materials and flat panels.
- Tranquilise extreme wind conditions. Considering how to mitigate down drafts during the
design process will avoid costly retrofitting later on. Also keep in mind the impact of wind on
different users such as cyclists and pedestrians.
- Consider the user when choosing where public spaces should go. Use a thermal
comfort map of the city to help you decide the best possible location for public spaces.
Remember, people are more likely to spend time in spaces that are at a comfortable
Dr. Julie Futcher, Architect, RIBA
Andrew Allsop, Wind Engineer, ARUP
Giulia Matteoni, Senior Engineer, ARUP
Daniel Baker, Senior Environmental Health Practitioner, MAS
Anna Coppel, Senior Engineer, ARUP
Mutlu Ucuncu, Senior Engineer, ARUP
Gwyn Richards, Assistant Director, City of London Corporation Attendees: 85