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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Comparison of building load performance between first principle based shading algorithm and implementable shading control algorithm

Rui Zhang, Khee Poh Lam

Abstract: This paper presents the findings on the impact of two window shading control strategies on office building thermal and lighting loads over a year's period through energy simulation in four different climatic contexts in the United States. While it is well known that window shades affect heat gain and loss through windows and thus building energy loads, there is limited information on the actual magnitude and specific behavior of their effects on the building thermal and lighting loads. The objective of the described study is to generalize the magnitude of the impact from window shading control strategies on building thermal and lighting loads over a year by modeling a representative office building construction in indicative geographical locations as well as internal window shades representative of those that are commonly used.
Pages: 394 - 401