Environmental impact of developing large buildings close to residential environments

Meruyert Zhunussova, Martin Jaeger, Desmond Adair

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Abstract

High-resolution computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations have been performed to access the dispersion of air pollutants (CO2) emanating from traffic in a busy street and in the vicinity of a complex configuration of buildings located in Salmiya, Kuwait City. New buildings are planned for this area, and the work includes predictions for the dispersion of pollutants after their completion. The CFD simulations are based on calculated CO2 concentration levels based on traffic counts taken on location in Salmiya with the existing configuration of buildings in place. As the computer code used in this work has been validated previously it is thought that predictions on the addition of the new buildings are suitable as indicators of any potential air pollution problem areas. It was found for light winds the proposed new buildings helped reduce pollution in the vicinity of the residential buildings, but as the winds became more moderate to strong, there was a tendency for pollution to get trapped in the residential street.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Sustainable Mobility Applications, Renewables and Technology, SMART 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781467395298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 2016
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Mobility Applications, Renewables and Technology, SMART 2015 - Kuwait, Kuwait
Duration: Nov 23 2015Nov 25 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Sustainable Mobility Applications, Renewables and Technology, SMART 2015
CountryKuwait
CityKuwait
Period11/23/1511/25/15

Keywords

  • air quality
  • built environment
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • street canyon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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