Delving Deeper into the 2030 Palette

February 4, 2014

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

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, Direct Gain: Glazing, Solar Shading, and Stack Ventilation.

Transit-Oriented Development Types  Comprehensive planning considerations and specific details for four key TOD types – Core, Center, Village, and Destination – including representative activities, transit routes, and characteristics such as land use mix, density, and transit modes.
Sizing Solar Glazing  Solar glazing location, orientation, and sizing for various climates and latitudes, as well as desired properties of glazing and other direct gain system components
1. Overhang  Key sizing variables, illustrations, and tables to correctly design and size various overhang configurations that block unwanted direct sunlight and heat gain during summer on the solar side of a building, but allow sunlight in during the winter when it is needed.
2. Louvers  Key sizing variables, illustrations, and tables to correctly size louvered solar shading systems on both vertical and sloping surfaces.
3. Special Considerations  Special considerations that should be accounted for when designing solar shading in hot humid or arid climates, such as foreground vegetation to block reflected sunlight, or extended overhangs to create and shade outdoor living areas.
Solar Shading Considerations In-Depth Pages
1. Stack Ventilation Shaft  Key components of a stack ventilation system incorporating an attached ventilation shaft, as well as locating and sizing inlet and outlet openings for maximum air flow.
2. Stack Ventilation in a Space  Presents the sizing details for successfully designing space ventilation systems with high and low operable windows or vents.

While In-Depth Information Pages contain technical and detailed material, they are highly visual and contain diagrams and photographs that give users a clear and graphic understanding of key design issues, principles, and applications. For those Swatches with In-Depth Information Pages, the pages can be found below the images on the main Swatch page. Simply click within the box (on the title, icon, or description) to open a page.


For the Swatches that have them, In-Depth Information Pages are located below the images.

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!

Register for the 2030 Palette to explore the the in-depth pages discussed above and stay tuned for next set of In-Depth Information Pages to be published.