Façade Design for Optimized Daylighting

Chair: Helmut Köster, Köster Tageslichtplanung, Frankfurt, Germany

A parametrical study for the optimization of daylighting in advanced façades
  • Optimizing comfort and energy
  • Assessment tool
  • Establishing human comfort in the working environment

Nelly Moenssens, Dep. of Architecture, Univerity of Leuven, Ghent, Belgium

Control strategies and user acceptance of innovative daylighting and shading concepts
  • Innovative daylighting and shading with insulating aerogel glazing and spectrally selective blinds
  • Monitoring results and user acceptance
  • Consequences for improved daylighting and sunshading strategies

Michaela Reim, Energy-Optimised Buildings, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany

Building envelope design for enhanced daylight distribution
  • Daylight evaluation of the Rochaverá building
  • Alternative envelope simulation
  • Relationship between daylight and thermal performance of the alternative envelope

Erika Figueiredo, Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil

Light and outside vision at restaurants
  • Analyzing the visual discomfort caused by outside high luminance
  • Luminance values for improved visual comfortlight
  • How to balance inside light and outside view

Urtza Uriarte, Dep. of Architectural Technology, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech, Spain

15:15 Brief Presentations

Parans solar lighting system

Rawan Allouzi, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Amman, Jordan

Daylight performance analysis for building skin improvement and energy demand reduction

Norbert Harmati, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

15:30 Coffee Break