Building integration of multi-functional glazed facades - Potential and risk assessment

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    Abstract

    Glazed multifunctional building facades have many significant effects and potentials on the whole building performance which should be taken into account already from the beginning of the design process. The glazing acts as a weather barrier and also as a "solar collector". In some applications PV-panels can be used as outer cladding. To avoid overheating, the air space behind the exterior cladding is typically ventilated. The ventilation air flow rate should be designed to meet the thermal loads. This paper will study the thermal performance properties of the multifunctional, glazed building envelope components, experimental determination of their performance properties and criteria used to design these systems. The main characteristics of the multifunctional facade elements are the thermal and solar transmittances. The interaction of the glazed facade components with the whole building, indoor climate and the HVAC system, as well as their effects on the moisture performance of structures and the possible risks and energy saving potentials of the system will be discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlass Processing Days 2003 Conference Proceedings
    Pages256-258
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event8th International Conference on Architectural and Automotive Glass, Glass Processing Days 2003 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 15 Jun 200318 Jun 2003

    Conference

    Conference8th International Conference on Architectural and Automotive Glass, Glass Processing Days 2003
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period15/06/0318/06/03

    Keywords

    • Double facade
    • thermal performance
    • energy
    • moisture

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    Ojanen, T., & Heimonen, I. (2003). Building integration of multi-functional glazed facades - Potential and risk assessment. In Glass Processing Days 2003 Conference Proceedings (pp. 256-258)