Assessing and benchmarking the performance of advanced building façades

J.A. Clarke and C.M. Johnstone,     University of Strathclyde, UK


This chapter describes the energy demand reshaping and supply technologies that may be encapsulated within an advanced building façade. Laboratory testing techniques for the characterisation of the parameters underlying each technology are elaborated as the essential prerequisite of integrated performance appraisals of specific technology combinations in a façade design context. Based on the results from simulations undertaken in the UK climate context, performance benchmarks are suggested for some principal façade configurations.

Key words

advanced façades

demand reduction

renewable supply ...

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