Assisting the development of innovative responsive façade elements using building performance simulation

M.L. de Klijn, R.C.G.M. Loonen, Aleksandra Zarzycka, D. de Witte, V. Sarakinioti, J.L.M. Hensen

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Thermal mass is usually positively associated with energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings. However, the slow response of heavyweight constructions is not beneficial at all times, as these dynamic effects may actually also increase heating and cooling energy demand during intermittent operation or can cause unwanted discomfort. This study investigates the potential of energy simulations to support the exploration-driven development of two innovative responsive building elements: “Spong3D” and “Convective Concrete”. Both use fluid flow (Spong3D: water, Convective Concrete: air) inside the construction to reduce building energy demand by exploiting the use of natural energy sinks and sources in the ambient environment, aiming to make more intelligent use of thermal mass. During the development of these concepts, different simulation tools were used alongside experiments for e.g. materials selection, climate analysis, comfort prediction and risk assessment. By presenting the results from a series of simulation studies and by reflecting on their application, this paper shows how computational building performance analyses can play a useful role in ill-defined R&D processes.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelSymposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
RedacteurenRudi Stouffs, Michela Turrin, Brady Peters, William O'Brien, Timur Dogan
Pagina's243-250
Aantal pagina's8
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-365-88878-6
StatusGepubliceerd - mei 2017
EvenementSymposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2017, 21-24 May 2017, Toronto, Canada - Tonronto, Canada
Duur: 21 mei 201724 mei 2017
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Publicatie series

NaamSimulation Series
Nummer11
Volume49
ISSN van geprinte versie0735-9276

Congres

CongresSymposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2017, 21-24 May 2017, Toronto, Canada
Verkorte titelSimAUD2017
LandCanada
StadTonronto
Periode21/05/1724/05/17
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