Integrated Analysis Of Performances Of Façades For Indoor Comfort Purposes
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M R Giuffrè, A Nucara, M Pietrafesa & G Rizzo
Some guidelines for a method able to evaluate different physical characteristics of building facades, equipped with glazed surfaces, and of indoor environments in order to attain indoor comfort conditions are proposed. New graphs are introduced, showing at the same time the behaviors of several technical-physical parameters of walls, in order to allow comparative analysis of different design configurations in terms of acoustics, lighting and heat transfer properties. Similar graphs are also constructed with reference to parameters characteristic of indoor environment, in order to allow synthetic analysis of comfort conditions. The method would represent a contribution toward the definition of a tool devoted to define integral quality indexes of buildings, and, thus, toward the evaluation of environmental sustainability of buildings as well; as that it would be placed within the field of a more environmentally conscious design of buildings. Moreover, the method is also useful for automatic control of indoor comfort conditions in intelligent buildings.