Definition of a reference office building for simulation based evaluation of solar envelope systems

M. D'Antoni, D. Geisler-Moroder, P. Bonato, F. Ochs, M. Magni, Samuel de Vries, Roel Loonen, R. Fedrizzi

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Abstract

Solar Envelope systems, which represent the technological response for meeting aesthetic requirements and solar renewable energy exploitation on building façades, are gaining rising attention. However, they are still rare on the market. IEA SHC Task 56 focuses on the critical analysis, simulation, laboratory tests and onsite monitoring of market available and near market Solar Envelope systems. Within this framework, reference boundary conditions are required in order to assess the performance of Solar Envelope systems and compare different technologies through numerical simulations. The present paper reviews the process of defining reference boundary conditions for an office building, listing possible simplifications and required assumptions in order to calculate the impact at whole building level in terms of useful and final energy savings related to the installation of a façade integrated technology. The paper concludes with a comparison of simulation results between TRNSYS and DALEC, a simplified concept evaluation tool, which performs combined thermal and lighting analysis already at early design stages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurosun 2018 Conference Proceedings
PublisherInternational Solar Energy Society
Pages19-28
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th edition of the International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry, (EuroSun2018) - Rapperswill, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Sep 201813 Sep 2018
http://www.eurosun2018.org/home.html

Conference

Conference12th edition of the International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry, (EuroSun2018)
Abbreviated titleEuroSun2018
CountrySwitzerland
CityRapperswill
Period10/09/1813/09/18
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Keywords

  • Solar energy
  • Building facade
  • IEA

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