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000215296 245__ $$aBenefits of a translucent building envelope made of DSC-integrated glass blocks
000215296 269__ $$a2015
000215296 260__ $$bEconomic Forum$$c2015$$aMunich
000215296 336__ $$aConference Papers
000215296 520__ $$aThe aim of this paper is to analyse the benefits deriving from the replacement of the glazed façades of an office building located in Palermo (Sicily) with a new translucent BIPV envelope made of multifunctional glass block panels integrated with Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs). The analysed 11-storey building is cladded by a curtain wall determining high management costs, especially during summer, in order to maintain indoor comfort. After the design of the building envelope and of the components for the connection of the glass block panels with existing load bearing structure, the energy performance of the building, before and after the replacement of its envelope, were analysed with the support of Design Builder software. Other software tools – like Therm, Window and Optics – were used to calculate more in detail the thermal properties of the building envelope. The results of the energy performance simulations on the current state were compared with those deriving from the installation of the new envelope made of BIPV glass block panels. Besides the clean electricity production, a significant reduction in building energy consumption related to air conditioning systems was registered, due to the shading effect and solar gain reduction provided by the DSC-integrated glass blocks.
000215296 6531_ $$aBuilding-Integrated Photovoltaics
000215296 6531_ $$aDye-sensitized solar cells
000215296 6531_ $$aGlass block
000215296 6531_ $$aBuilding Envelope
000215296 6531_ $$aBuilding retrofit
000215296 700__ $$aCorrao, Rossella
000215296 700__ $$aMilia, Giovanni
000215296 700__ $$aMorini, Marco
000215296 700__ $$0248622$$g253134$$aPastore, Luisa
000215296 700__ $$aTutone, Carolina
000215296 7112_ $$dNovember 3-4, 2015$$cBern, Switzerland$$a10th Energy Forum on Advanced Building Skins
000215296 773__ $$tProceedings of 10th Energy Forum on Advanced Building Skins$$q18-27
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