Wind comfort

in the built environment

Wind comfort in the built environment, pedestrian wind comfort, comfort on private outdoor spaces

High-rise or particularly tall buildings can cause strong acceleration of the wind within the urban environment. Consequently, hindering the comfort and safety of pedestrians in public spaces, but also of owners and tenants in private outdoor spaces, such as balconies and (roof) terraces. This in turn affects the usability, value and safety of the building and its surroundings. Wind comfort assessments are becoming a standard part of a good risk analysis to ensure a profitable project and, often, the local governments demand an assessment as part of the building permit application (e.g. NEN8100 in the Netherlands, …. In London, .. etc.).

At Actiflow, we visualize the wind behaviour in a specific urban environment. Our expertise is based on hundreds of projects in which we support architects, project developers, engineering firms and landscape designers in different phases of the project. We help them to design comfortable public and private spaces with simple integrated solutions; or, on the other hand, to exploit the wind resource for natural ventilation and building-integrated wind turbines.

At Actiflow, we visualize the wind behaviour in a specific urban environment. Our expertise is based on hundreds of projects in which we support architects, project developers, engineering firms and landscape designers in different phases of the project. We help them to design comfortable public and private spaces with simple integrated solutions; or, on the other hand, to exploit the wind resource for natural ventilation and building-integrated wind turbines.

Overview Actiflow wind studies 

On the map below you find all our wind studies. By zooming in you go to the specification location and / or projects.
Areas with a strong development show a greater number of wind studies. Actiflow has a great deal of prior knowledge of the local wind climate and requirements set by municipalities in these regions. This allows us to provide detailed advice on a project without even having to perform an actual wind studie.

Services – Wind comfort

Masterclass

CFD Wind study

Quick scan

Expert session

Expert opinion

Projects – Wind comfort