Envelope Performance Simulation and Modeling

Chair: Valentina Puglisi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Resilience of Swiss offices to climate change: A comparison of four buildings with different façade typologies
  • Office building typologies in Switzerland
  • Building energy model calibration based on energy use intensity
  • Resilience of four office typologies to climate variations

Dominic Jurt, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland

Building envelope: assessment and certification of its performance
  • Technological performance of the building envelope
  • The importance of the building envelope in the enhancement of buildings
  • Models, tools and simulations for the certification of the building skin: the rating systems

Valentina Puglisi, Dep. of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Comparing the eneregy efficiency of a timber curtain wall with an aluminium system
  • Fully unitised timber curtain wall with zero content aluminium
  • Comparative analysis of the eneregy efficiency to the equivalent aluminium system
  • Physical and structural performance testing

Nebojša Buljan, Permasteelisa Group, Rijeka, Croatia

Optimal characteristics and dimensions of glazing components in building skins
  • Effect of glazed components of a building skin on the building’s energy consumption
  • Aesthetical and technical solutions for the early planning process
  • Easy-to-use software for the draft stage

David Kammer, Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering; Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Simulation-based optimization of vertical static shading for improved thermal performance
  • Optimization of length and angle of static vertical shading to minimize cooling load
  • Impact of the selected design on air-flow over building skin
  • Re-introducing a new air velocity boundary condition based on CFD

Mouza Mohammed Al Kaabi, Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, Unites Arab Emirates

15:15 Brief Presentations:

A new approach for advanced building skin design and testing: the BUILDING FUTURE lab

Corrado Trombetta, Dep. of Architettura e Territorio, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

Design choices and thermal simulations of a test cell facility - Performance tests and building envelope components

Giulio Cattarin, Dep. of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Condensation within building skins: temperature-gradient calculation, modelling and finite-elements simulation

Amir Hassan, WSP, Alberta, Canada

Simulations with reflective and absorbent materials for a better acoustic quality of the building skin

Stefania Masseroni, Dep. of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The effects of pavement albedo changes on conditioning energy use in buildings as a function of building skin properties

Pablo Rosado, Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

15:30 Coffee Break