Urban building energy efficiency has been a focus on urban building layout design. To improve the urban energy saving, this study conducted a work by urban energy simulation through urban layout design. One campus-area building model and real energy datasets are applied to validate the different rule-based design strategies and their energy efficiencies. The results show that the design strategy with space coefficient of 0.8 and south low north high layout can save more energy of about 1.5% compared to original energy use.
Keywords urban design, urban building energy simulation, district level, building spacing coefficient, urban layout