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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2012: 5th conference of IBPSA USA

     

TILTED GLAZING IN BUILDING SIMULATIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON FORM-REFINEMENT OF COMPLEX FACADES

Won Ko, Marc Schiler, Karen Kensek, Peter Simmonds

Abstract: Contemporary high-rise buildings can have complex façade configurations, but existing building simulation programs may not have either the capability or userfriendliness to help architects make better decisions early in the design process that could reduce energy use for these forms. This is especially true with faceted and curvilinear building facades where the glazing is not necessarily vertical. Building codes and software often cannot handle these more unusual curtain wall constructions and dynamic geometries. Consideration of these aspects will become increasingly important as parametric forms become more common.
Pages: 361 - 368
Paper:
simbuild2012_06b_1_Ko