Review of current status, requirements and opportunities for building performance simulation of adaptive facades
Loonen, Roel CGM
Hensen, Jan LM
Journal of Building Performance Simulation
Taylor & Francis
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Loonen, R. C., Favoino, F., Hensen, J. L., & Overend, M. (2016). Review of current status, requirements and opportunities for building performance simulation of adaptive facades. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10 (5), 205-223. https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2016.1152303
Adaptive building envelope systems have the potential of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the energy flexibility of buildings, while maintaining high levels of indoor environmental quality. The development of such innovative materials and technologies, as well as their real-world implementation, can be enhanced with the use of building performance simulation. Performance prediction of adaptive facades can, however, be a challenging task and the information on this topic is scarce and fragmented. The main contribution of this review article is to bring together and analyze the existing information in this field. In the first part, the unique requirements for successful modeling and simulation of adaptive facades are discussed. In the second part, the capabilities of five widely-used building performance simulation tools are reviewed, in terms of their ability to model energy and occupant comfort performance of adaptive facades. Finally, it discusses various ongoing trends and research needs in this field.
building performance simulation, software review, adaptive building envelope, responsive building elements, control strategies
The authors would like to thank EU Cost Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network” for providing excellent research networking. The Dutch authors acknowledge the support from RVO EOSLT08016 project FACET. The British authors would like to acknowledge the support from EPSRC and project RG70518, funded by Wintech ltd.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2016.1152303
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254094