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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Let There Be Light – Daylight, Glare And Thermal Performance Of Facades – Case Studies

Kenneth David Thomson

Abstract: Fundamental considerations of building design involve providing daylight, minimizing glare and optimizing the thermal performance of building facades. This paper investigates the timing, application, analysis, and outcomes from the simulation of daylight and glare in the development of the architecture of building facades. The ability to optimise the design depends on when during the design process the simulation analysis occurs. This paper presents four (4) projects as case studies. Examination of these case studies highlights the most effective timing for achieving good outcomes in design of the façade. Daylight, glare, and thermal performance of a façade system is most effectively analysed with full cooperation of the design team and involvement of the simulation expert early in the concept design phase.
Pages: 1615 - 1622