UNSW 2007 - THESIS    

Development of a new framework for a House Rating Scheme (Kordjamshidi)


Chapter 3   Climate and Thermal Comfort


3.1.1 Climate Parameters


Quote from P37


Although energy radiation from the sun is an advantage for heating during the cold months it causes overheating in nearly all climates during summer, unless it is controlled by appropriate measures such as light colours, insulation and shading. “the most effective way the designer

can control the amount of heat reaching the interior of a building is to give careful consideration to the way the external envelope either absorbs or reflects solar radiation” (Milne,1976; p182)


Milne M. (1976) Sun Motion and Control of incident solar radiation – in HJ Cowan (Ed) “Man, Climate and Architecture” London: Applied Science Publishing Ltd.