The service core is now acquiring an increased consideration in the design process of a tall building, since it is responsible for a great share of its energy consumption. Nowadays architecture is required to design green build- ings, and the industry of high rises is strongly influenced by the ‘sustainable’ movement too. For this reason, several researches have been carried out recently, meant to lower the energy requirements of the core as a whole and of each of its sub-components. On the contrary, little work has been done in order to assess its relevance on the embodied energy of the skyscraper. The present paper provides the author’s definition for the service core, and analyzes the energy used by a tall building and the energy embodied in the materials during its construction. The author proposes several design strategies meant to lower the embodied energy of the service core. In order to assess the effectivity of alternative design strategies, the software Energy Plus has been used on a digital model of an existent building and on fictitious building having different core positioning

An analysis of the relationship between service cores and the embodied / running energy of tall buildings

TRABUCCO, DARIO
2008-01-01

Abstract

The service core is now acquiring an increased consideration in the design process of a tall building, since it is responsible for a great share of its energy consumption. Nowadays architecture is required to design green build- ings, and the industry of high rises is strongly influenced by the ‘sustainable’ movement too. For this reason, several researches have been carried out recently, meant to lower the energy requirements of the core as a whole and of each of its sub-components. On the contrary, little work has been done in order to assess its relevance on the embodied energy of the skyscraper. The present paper provides the author’s definition for the service core, and analyzes the energy used by a tall building and the energy embodied in the materials during its construction. The author proposes several design strategies meant to lower the embodied energy of the service core. In order to assess the effectivity of alternative design strategies, the software Energy Plus has been used on a digital model of an existent building and on fictitious building having different core positioning
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