Paper Conference

Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2006: 2nd conference of IBPSA-USA


Simulation of Double-Skin Facades for Hot and Humid Climate

Matthias Haase, Alex Amato
Dept of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Pokfulam Road, HKSAR, China

Abstract: Thermal building simulations (TRNSYS) were linked to nodal airflow network simulations (COMIS) for airflow window and solar chimney performance calculation and overall energy consumption for office building facades. Especially interesting was the attempt to reduce the high peak cooling loads during the summer period by controlling the exhaust airflow using a climate sensitive regulator. It could be shown that up to 30% reduction of peak loads can be achieved. This results in significant energy conservations and a reduction in systems cooling size.
Pages: 25 - 33