Enhancing Energy Performance of Single-Family Housing through Parametric Modeling

Pakistan has faced an energy crisis for the past two decades with daily power outages across the country. Residential buildings are the biggest consumers of energy, being responsible for producing half a million tons of carbon emissions. Islamabad is the fastest growing city in the country where single family homes are the most prevalent house type, consuming excessive energy to achieve thermal comfort.

This study hypothesizes that it is necessary to adopt energy-efficient building practices in the design of single-family housing to reduce the energy demand; and that this can be achieved by manipulating the building envelope and floorplan to overcome climate constraints.



Work Title Enhancing Energy Performance of Single-Family Housing through Parametric Modeling
Open Access
  1. Maryam Aman
  2. Ute Poerschke
  3. Jose M Pinto Duarte
  1. Architecture and energy conservation
  2. Climate
  3. Domestic architecture
  4. Energy performance
  5. Housing
  6. Islamabad, Pakistan
  7. Parametric modeling
  8. Shape grammars
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date November 28, 2022
  1. Fall 2022 Stuckeman School Research Open House
Deposited March 28, 2023




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