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Environmental systems analysis of 2358 Flora St I chose to analyze an old three-story row house in Clifton It happens to be the place I am subleasing currently Although I have not had too much time to spend in it since I spend all of my time in studio I have noticed some major problems in the design and implementation of the environmental systems I will go through some of these environmental issues and how they relate or dont relate to the architecture and recommend an improvement The House is in a moderate climate which means that you have to consider adequate heating for the cold parts of winter and enough cooling for the dog days of summer also The orientation of the house was not considered at all for any environmental reasons The narrow faade of the row house faces west while the southern side is totally blocked from any sunlight by the adjacent row house The shadow that is cast in between the buildings presents a few problems One of them being no solar gain on the southern side of the house and the other is the walkway to the sidewalk takes so much longer for the ice and snow to melt than the sidewalks that are exposed to the sun My bedroom has two windows on the west side and a window on the south The south widow does nothing except lose all the heat that the furnace is pumping and the west windows may allow for a little bit of solar gain but any energy that is stored in the room is quickly lost through the poorly sealed and glazed windows There is absolutely no vegetation around my house so it cant provide any protection from the cold northwesterly winds that blow right through the glass in my bedroom windows If my house were n the other side of the street then the bedrooms would be shielded from the
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