The RWDI Pedestrian Wind Criteria is used in assessing the wind comfort conditions around the Project and is part of the Abridged Comfort Criteria
A description of how to interpret the Pedestrian Level Wind Color Legend that is visible in the viewer.
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has adopted two standards for assessing the relative wind comfort of pedestrians.
San Francisco Planning Code requires buildings in the C-3 downtown districts to be shaped so as not to cause ground-level wind currents to exceed defined comfort and hazard criteria.
The Melbourne pedestrian wind criteria are used in studies for this area. The comfort and safety conditions for these criteria are based on mean wind speeds and 3 second gust speeds, respectively.
The Israeli wind criteria are required to be analyzed in the Israel region to assess pedestrian wind comfort and safety conditions in the vicinity of new and, in some circumstances, existing developments.
The Hunt Wind Criteria is used in assessing the wind comfort conditions around the Project. As Orbital Stack understands, the Hunt Wind Criteria is commonly used in the Taiwan region.
The pedestrian wind comfort criteria used in most studies were developed by T.V. Lawson at Bristol University, UK. These criteria are well-established as the benchmark against which to assess the wind microclimate around buildings.
A description of how to interpret the Thermal Comfort – SPMV % Inbounds Color Legend that is visible in the viewer.
A description of how to interpret the Thermal Comfort – SPMV (Temperate) – Color Legend that is visible in the viewer.
A description of how to interpret the Thermal Comfort – SPMV HOT (Hot and Tropical) Climates Color Legend that is visible in the viewer.
The Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) is a metric that creates an equivalent temperature based on standard conditions. It calculates a comfort value for the actual conditions, and then determines an equivalent temperature that would create the same comfort value for a “standard” condition.
Thermal comfort is a complex topic that combines an understanding of human behavior and physiological response to external environmental conditions. There is a myriad of thermal comfort metrics in existence ranging from simple objective metrics to complex metrics which combine thermal systems and survey results.
A description of how to interpret the Directional Wind Color Legend (Volumetric) that is visible in the viewer.
A description of how to interpret the Directional Wind Color Legend (Horizontal) that is visible in the viewer.
When interpreting the results of a Directional Wind Study in Orbital Stack, the generalized wind flows will be show in color-coded streamlines.
Solar and Shade
Below is a description of how to interpret the Solar (% Sun Lit) – Color Legend that is visible in the viewer. Understanding these legends will help make the most out of analyzing your results. What is it measuring? A theoretical shading scale that measures if the sky was clear every day of the year,…