Analysis of facade redesign for enhanced satisfaction and improved building performance

Serik Tokbolat, Sarim Naji Al Zubaidy

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Abstract

The building envelope is known to be an important aspect of design and engineering of ultra-low energy buildings. The facade (building skin) could have the potential to redirect and filter daylight, influence frontal external wind intensity, provide natural ventilation, manage heat transfer, enhance occupant well-being, and create visual and physical connections between the inside and outside. The advances in facade technologies have been triggered in part by higher energy prices, stricter building codes, and higher occupant and owner expectations regarding the quality of the finished construction. This paper provides a comparative assessment of the effect of redesigning an existing building facade and other building improvements. It assesses the impact on external environmental conditions (wind speed and pressure) by employing computational fluid dynamics. The impact of these changes on occupant satisfaction was also gauged. It is hoped that this analysis will provide a framework for assessing benefits of improved facades in other buildings and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical Design and Power Engineering
Pages845-853
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2014
Event2013 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Design and Power Engineering, ICMDPE 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 29 2013Nov 30 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume490-491
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference2013 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Design and Power Engineering, ICMDPE 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period11/29/1311/30/13

Keywords

  • Building envelope
  • Comfort
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Energy efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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