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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Development Of A Software Tool For The Evaluation Of The Shading Factor Under Complex Boundary Conditions

Ylenia Cascone, Vincenzo Corrado, Valentina Serra

Abstract: With the aim of a detailed analysis of shading, a software tool has been developed, which calculates the shading factor under generic boundary conditions. In this paper, the implemented algorithms are described and a sensitivity analysis is performed. It is shown that, during the summer months, correct shading strategies can provide for a high reduction of the energy entering a building through fenestration. Thus, a proper evaluation of shading is especially important for computing the energy need for cooling and for sizing the air-conditioning systems.
Pages: 2269 - 2276