• facades

    comparative study of innovative facades regarding an optimized use 
    of daylight in office buildings:
    Primary energy consumption for heating, cooling and lighting in office 
    buildings is a substantial indicator regarding the reduction of CO2 emission. 
    the optimized use of daylight is essential in this context as the energy for 
    artificial lighting can constitute up to 40% to the total energy consumption. 
    this comparative study was carried out to clarify the influence of office 
    design, window size, orientation and sun protection on lighting quality and 
    energy consumption. based on a developed standardized office model the 
    parametric simulations were adapted to real weather conditions according to 
    the test reference year TRY essen.
    Copyright © Thesis Emembolu, Chair of Environmental Architecture TU Dortmund