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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Occupant-centric control of transparent dynamic façades through an integrated co-simulation framework

Luigi Giovannini, Manuela Baracani, Fabio Favoino, Valentina Serra
Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Abstract: Dynamic shading devices may greatly influence, mostly depending on the pursued control strategy, the building energy use and the occupants’ visual and thermal comfort level. This paper presents a co-simulation framework to simultaneously evaluate these aspects related to occupantcentric control strategies for operable shading systems. This is demonstrated for a South-oriented office case study located in Rome and equipped with in-cavity venetian blinds controlled through different mono- and multi-objective control strategies. The results show that the optimization of a single parameter has, at different extents, drawbacks on the other domains of influence, while multi-objective control strategies can provide a trade-off between the different objectives considered.
Keywords: Active Adaptive façades, Indoor environmental Quality, Integrated Simulation, Energy Performance; Visual Comfort
Pages: 2679 - 2686