Potential of reducing cooling loads through façade and glass types in medium and high-rise office buildings in sub-tropical climatic regions

Demirbilek, Nur & Depczynski, Fabrice S. (2008) Potential of reducing cooling loads through façade and glass types in medium and high-rise office buildings in sub-tropical climatic regions. In 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference 2008 46th Australian New Zealand Solar Energy Society Conference, 25 November - 28 November 2008, Australia, NSW, Sydney.

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Combining passive elements with mechanical systems in office buildings may achieve a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, and an increase in occupant satisfaction. Naturally ventilated Double Skin Façades (DSF) are increasingly being employed in an attempt to minimise overall building energy consumption, primarily in temperate climates. As a direct result of higher humidity, little information is available that justifies the use of these DSF’s in hot and humid climates.
This parametric study, which is based on a previous work on potential for reducing cooling loads through architectural design and mixed-mode systems for medium and high-rise office buildings, explores the potential for reducing cooling loads through façade and glass types for high-rise office buildings in a subtropical climatic region. Different glass types and a double skin façade including various opening modes form the control variables. TAS Building Simulator module of TAS Building Design software is the tool of the study.

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ID Code: 16848
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: thermal performance of buildings, double skin facades, sub-tropical climates, medium-rise and high-rise buildings, sustainability
ISBN: 9780646505930
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics Lighting Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) (120104)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2008 01:36
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:42

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