The facade acts as a barrier separating the interior of the building and its occupants from the weather conditions outside. However, from an environmental and energy design standpoint, they are complex systems that impact a building’s energy performance and occupant comfort.
So how can Facade Design achieve energy efficiency for the building? This required the façade to be upgraded to optimize and balance a range of factors including: daylight, shade, soundproofing, solar gain, insulation and ventilation. In addition, technological progress has made it possible for integrated facades to feature dynamic glazing, movable roofs and even power generation.
During the last 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 of June 7, we looked at façade systems to varying degrees. Not only that, the webinar also teaches users how to model their performance in DesignBuilder. 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫 will include:
• Facade system and integrated facade design requirements.
• Model simple facades with glass, sunshades and air vents.
• Access to the International Glazing Database.
• Dynamic sunshades, airflow control windows and dynamic glazing, including thermochromic windows and Saint-Gobain’s electrochromic SageGlass system.
• Built-in Photovoltaic (BIPV), Double Leather and other enhanced facades.