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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Optimization workflow for the design of efficient shading control strategies

Abel SepĂșlveda, Francesco De Luca, Jarek Kurnitski
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to propose an optimization workflow to help designers to choose efficient shading control strategies at North latitudes. These strategies are based on one single control variable with an activation threshold that is optimized to achieve a suitable overall performance. Interior roller fabrics with openness factor of 3% and high diffuse transmittance operated by illuminance-based controls have big potential to achieve satisfactory overall performance in educational buildings in Estonia. Optimal illuminance threshold values depend on room orientation and surrounding obstructions.
Keywords: daylighting, nzEB, cold climate, glare, shading control algorithm
Pages: 2443 - 2450