Towards New Metrics for the Characterisation of the Dynamic Performance of Adaptive Façade Systems

  • Lorenza Bianco Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino; Univ Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LITEN, DTS, SBST/LCEB, INES, Grenoble
  • Ylenia Cascone Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino
  • Stefano Avesani Institute for Renewable Energy. Eurac Research, Bolzano
  • Pascal Vullo Institute for Renewable Energy. Eurac Research, Bolzano
  • Timea Bejat Univ Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LITEN, DTS, SBST/LCEB, INES, Grenoble
  • Stefan Koenders Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Roel C.G.M Loonen Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Francesco Goia Department of Architecture and Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim
  • Valentina Serra Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino
  • Fabio Favoino Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino

Abstract

Traditional façade characterisation metrics such as U-value and g-value are of limited value in the design process of buildings with adaptive façades. This issue is particularly important for adaptive façade components that have the capability of controlling thermal energy storage in the construction thermal mass. Building performance simulations can help to analyse the performance of buildings with adaptive façades, but such studies usually only provide information about the energy and comfort performance at room level. Consequently, there is a need for development and testing of new façade-level performance metrics that can be used to compare the performance of different adaptive façade components. This paper presents experiences and lessons learned from four European R&D projects that have introduced novel metrics to capture the dynamic performance of adaptive opaque façades. Characteristics of the different metrics are described, and their similarities and differences are compared and contrasted. The paper highlights the main benefits of metrics that can capture dynamic effects, and concludes by providing directions for future work.

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How to Cite
BIANCO, Lorenza et al. Towards New Metrics for the Characterisation of the Dynamic Performance of Adaptive Façade Systems. Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, p. 175-196, oct. 2018. ISSN 2213-3038. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/jfde/article/view/2564>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/jfde.2018.3.2564.
Published
2018-10-05