Parametric Workflow to Conceive Facades as Indoor and Outdoor Climate Givers

Emanuele Naboni, Luca Ofria, Eric Danzo

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Abstract

Within the bounds of climate change, it is legitimate to expect that buildings will be developed to mitigate and adapt to environmental transitions. In this context, façades are essential as they are not the only determinants in reducing energy demand, but could increase the livability of indoor and outdoor spaces. Being that there are several simulation tools which allow indoor comfort simulation, and a few that enable outdoor comfort simulation, it is rare to find tools that allow simulation of both. Filling this particular gap, the present research develops a Ladybug Tools based digital workflow, which simultaneously accounts for the indoor and outdoor thermal and visual effects of façade designs. Once created, the workflow is tested and calibrated against indoor and outdoor Mean Radiant Temperature and Illuminance measurements, via the use of a test room equipped with sensors. It is concluded that the workflow is a reliable tool for the design of façades intended as a dual climate giver, for both the indoor and the outdoor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
EditorsSiobhan Rockcastle, Tarek Rakha, Carlos Cerezo Davila, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Tea Zakula
Number of pages8
PublisherSociety for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS)
Publication date2019
Pages11-18
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventSimAUD 2019: Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (Atlanta, Georgia) - SimAUD, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 20199 Apr 2019
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ConferenceSimAUD 2019: Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (Atlanta, Georgia)
LocationSimAUD
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period07/04/201909/04/2019
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Naboni, E., Ofria, L., & Danzo, E. (2019). Parametric Workflow to Conceive Facades as Indoor and Outdoor Climate Givers. In S. Rockcastle, T. Rakha, C. Cerezo Davila, D. Papanikolaou, & T. Zakula (Eds.), 2019 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (pp. 11-18). Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS).