Future Adaptive Building Envelopes

Chair: Andreas Luible, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland

Adaptive façades Network
  • Introduction to the COST framework of the EU
  • Adaptive façades
  • COST action TU1403

Andreas Luible, Head of Façade Engineering Centre, Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts, Switzerland

Monitoring energy and comfort performance of transparent adaptive façades
  • Performance metrics to depict adaptive façade performance
  • Experimental methods and instrumentation
  • Thermal, lighting and acoustic behaviour at component and system scale

Valentina Serra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Experimental facilities for adaptive façades characterization
  • Overview of types of full scale facilities
  • Potentials, limitations and methodologies for different full scale facilities
  • Example of existing and future full scale facilities

Francesco Goia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Adaptive façade systems – A review of performance requirements, design approaches, use cases and market needs
  • Dynamic performance requirements
  • Façade design - dealing with stochastic boundary conditions
  • Example of existing and future full scale facilities

Christian Struck, Saxion - University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands

Adaptive façades System Assessment
  • Occupant behaviour Evaluation Methods
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation Methods
  • Commissioning Evaluation Methods

Shady Attia, Sustainable Buildings Design Lab, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Liège, Belgium

Design for façade adaptability – Towards a unified and systematic characterization
  • Motivation for increased flexibility and adaptability
  • Requirements and challenges for classification of adaptive façades
  • Classification approach: adaptive façade materials and systems

Roel Loonen, Building Physics and Services, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

17:45 End of Conference Day 1