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ClimateSkin : Building-skin Concepts that Can Do More with Less Energy



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Author: Gerhard HausladenMichael de SaldanhaPetra LiedlWinfried HeuslerWinfried NerdingerChristian BartenbachKlaus FitznerGerd HauserHermann Kaufmann

Publisher: Birkhauser

Publish Date: 03 Apr 2008

ISBN-13: 9783764377250

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

The facade plays a critical role in the conception of energy- and climate-optimized buildings: it is the building’s skin and functions as an interface between interior and exterior space. It provides thermal and sound insulation and ventilation, and controls and guides the entrance of daylight into the building. Climate Skin offers concrete planning advice for architects and engineers who wish to exploit not only the architectural potential of facades but also their energy and climate-control possibilities, treating the building envelope as an essential component within a complete climate-control and technology solution. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge that equips the reader to make competent technical and economic evaluations of building envelopes. For everyone concerned with facades, Climate Skin is a comprehensive planning handbook and reference work that covers all of the relevant technical and physical aspects of the design and detailed planning of energy-efficient facades.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

Essay

Skins

Facade functions

The facade in winter

The facade in summer

Ventilation

Natural light

Facade concepts

Facade principles

Facade typologies

Facade technologies

Insulation

Glass

Translucent insulation material

Vacuum insulation panels

Latent heat storage – PCM

Solar control

Light deflection

Photovoltaics

Facade interactions

The facade as an interface

Light-facade-room climate-technology

Planning rules

Appendix

Requirements

Definitions

Material properties

Physical concepts and units

Boundary conditions for all simulations

Bibliography

Index

Authors

Illustration credits
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