Paper Conference

2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Performance Evaluation and Optimization of Ventilated Double Skin Facade in China

Hao Zhou, Chenguang Xiong, Yichun Huang
EMSI, Shanghai, China

Abstract: Double-skin facades (DSF) are gaining prevalence in China. However, the benefits of DSF have not been realized due to the lack of quantitative design verification before construction, and operational challenges. Some building owners have even chosen not to turn on mechanically ventilated DSF. This paper presents a design and operation analysis of the inactive DSF in an office building in China. Its performance was carefully studied with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Dynamic Thermal Simulation (DTS). An optimized ventilation rate and annual operation schedule are proposed and the investigation approach is introduced.
Pages: 502 - 509