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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA



Tin-tai Chow, Zhongzhu Qiu, Chunying Li

Abstract: This paper reports the simulation approach and prediction of annual energy performance of PV ventilated glazing systems with daylight saving as applying to typical office environment. Our computer model was developed via the ESP-r simulation platform in association with the RADIANCE lighting clear glass sheet as the internal pane. In order to evaluate numerically its long-term energy performance as compared to the conventional window systems, a simulation method has been developed for the task. The following introduces our approach and the findings. software. The new attempt of using indirect interaction between the two simulation programs through daylight coefficient, together with the coupled air-flow network and energy balance technique, has been proved very useful in tackling this kind of long period analysis. The simulation results show that for the range of climate regions from tropical to temperate, the PV natural-ventilated glazing system has advantages over the absorptive natural-ventilated glazing option as well as the single-pane glazing systems.
Pages: 258 - 263