Metal mesh as shading devices and thermal response of an office building: Parametric analysis

Andrea Giovanni Mainini, Tiziana Poli, Michele Zinzi, Alberto Speroni

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Abstract

Windows are the most important part of the building façade to control solar gains, thermal losses and visual comfort. Office buildings usually have medium-high WWR (window to wall ratio value) and high internal gains (due to users, lighting and appliances). For this reason, they require a good balance between thermal and visible performances of transparent façades and shading control strategies to avoid overheating, optimizing daylighting aspects. A sensitivity analysis was assessed to evaluate primary energy use for heating, lighting and cooling for conventional Italian single office units equipped with static metal mesh shading devices with different geometries and openness factor values. Different location (Milan, Palermo), orientation (south and west) and WWR (33% and 100%) were analyzed. Hence shading devices alternatives as venetian blinds and sun control windows are proposed as a comparison.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 1 Nov 2015 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period1/11/15 → …

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Mainini, A. G., Poli, T., Zinzi, M., & Speroni, A. (2015). Metal mesh as shading devices and thermal response of an office building: Parametric analysis. Paper presented at 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.122