Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35720
Title: Comprehensive analysis on thermal and daylighting performance of glazing and shading designs on office building envelope in cooling-dominant climates
Authors: Huang, Y
Niu, JL 
Chung, TM
Keywords: Shading design
Low-e glazing
Building envelope
Energy-efficient design
Solar heat gain
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Applied energy, 2014, v. 134, p. 215-228 How to cite?
Journal: Applied energy 
Abstract: Conducting energy-efficient designs on building window can be a solution to relieving the pressure caused by growing building energy consumption. In this paper, a series of simulation studies were carried out to evaluate the performance of several popular energy-efficient window designs in cooling-dominant climates. Both thermal and daylighting performance were considered during the analysis. Results indicate that among all designs studied, low-e glazing achieves a best performance, while double-layer glazing performs the worst. Energy-efficient designs on the east and west orientations are the most cost-effective in cooling-dominant climates. As latitude rises, the performance of window designs on the south orientation is getting better. It is also discovered that only in area very close to equator performance of north facing window designs is satisfactory. Furthermore, as the reflectivity of blind louver decreases, both thermal and daylighting performances drop.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35720
ISSN: 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.07.100
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