Urban Energy Technical Note 02: Climate and Architecture
Climate is described as the average course or condition of the weather at a place usually over a period of years as exhibited by temperature, wind velocity, precipitation and humidity.
A shelter or a building is designed to protect its occupants from the adverse conditions of the weather. As we choose our clothing according to the seasons, buildings’ envelop should be designed to respond to its micro-climate. It can respond to the need for thermal comfort. Green building design strategies address each of the following climatic data: temperature, solar radiation, relative humidity, rainfall and wind.