Architecture 2030 Feb 4, 2014
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Delving Deeper into the 2030 Palette

First Release of In-Depth Information Pages:
A detailed look at transit, ventilation, heating, and cooling

The 2030 Palette - our free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of design professionals worldwide - is made up of individual strategies known as 'Swatches'.

Each swatch is a powerful resource, providing principles and actions for sustainable planning and design across the entire spectrum of the built environment.

But now, we're delving deeper.

Transit-oriented development
Transit-Oriented Development Types: Adapted from The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and The American Dream. Peter Calthorpe.

This week, seven "In-Depth Information Pages" were published in the 2030 Palette, providing a comprehensive and technical understanding of transit development, natural ventilation, and passive heating and cooling strategies. These relate to four Swatches at the District and Building scale:

Transit-Oriented Development:

TOD Types

Direct Gain Glazing:

Sizing Solar Glazing

Solar Shading:

1. Overhang 2. Louvers 3. Special Considerations

Stack Ventilation:

Stack Ventilation Shaft Stack Ventilation in a Space

Information pages contain technical and detailed material, are highly visual, and contain diagrams and photographs that give users a clear and graphic understanding of key design issues, principles, and applications.

We like to say that the 2030 Palette is a living platform, continually growing and evolving as new content and features are developed.

In-Depth Information pages are a key component to this model – we'll be releasing new pages each month and discussing them on the 2030 Palette blog . . . so stay tuned.

> There's more information on the new In-Depth Information pages in our blog post.

Types of Overhangs from the Overhang In-Depth Information Page.
Part of the Solar Shading Swatch

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