Sustainable Facades: Design Methods for High-performance Building Envelopes

Sustainable Facades: Design Methods for High-performance Building Envelopes

By: Ajla Aksamija (author)Hardback

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Buildings are the largest consumers of energy, and their facades present a significant opportunity for energy conservation. Written by an associate and head of the research lab at Perkins + Will, this book presents practical information on how to design sustainable facades that are high-performing and energy efficient. Topics covered include climate-specific design considerations; types of facades; facade materials; control of heat, air, and moisture; and emerging technologies such as smart materials, double-skin facades, facades as energy generators, and control systems. This full-color book includes case studies.

About Author

Ajla Aksamija, PhD, leads Perkins+Will Tech Lab, a center for research of building technologies. Dr. Aksamija's research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging building technologies, digital design and information modeling. She has contributed to several books and has published numerous research articles. PERKINS+WILL is an interdisciplinary, international design practice offering services in the areas of architecture, interior design, branded environments, planning and strategies, and urban design. Sustainable, high-performance, and environmentally conscious design is the cornerstone of Perkins+Will's practice that informs every project.


Figure Credits ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1 Climate-Based Design Approach for Facades 1 Climate Classifications and Types 3 Climate-Specific Design Guidelines for Facades 8 Environmental Considerations and Design Criteria 8 Design Strategies and Climate 9 Chapter Summary 14 Chapter 2 Characteristics of Sustainable Facades 17 Energy Efficiency 18 Orientation 19 Fenestration 24 Facade Types and Materials 40 Opaque Building Facades 40 Glazed Building Facades 48 Materials and Properties 54 Properties of Facade Materials and Components 54 Embodied Energy of Materials 62 Thermal Behavior and Moisture Resistance 66 Control of Heat Transfer, and Air and Moisture Movement 66 Steady-State Heat and Moisture Transfer Analysis for Opaque Building Facades 69 Hygrothermal Analysis for Opaque Building Facades 74 Heat Transfer Analysis for Glazed Building Facades 79 Chapter Summary 83 Chapter 3 Designing for Comfort 85 Thermal Comfort 86 Methods of Measurement 87 Facade Design and Thermal Comfort 91 Daylight and Glare 95 Daylighting Strategies 95 Glare 109 Acoustic Comfort and Air Quality 115 Acoustics 115 Air Quality 118 Chapter Summary 119 Chapter 4 Emerging Technologies in Facade Designs 121 Emerging Materials and Technologies 122 Advanced Facade Materials 122 Smart Materials 126 Double-Skin Facades 135 Double-Skin Facades in Hot and Arid Climates 141 Double-Skin Facades in Cold Climates 143 Facades as Energy Generators 149 Control Systems for Facades 153 Chapter Summary 155 Chapter 5 Case Studies 157 Building Orientation and Facade Design 159 Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 159 Center for Urban Waters 167 Tectonic Sun Exposure Control 178 Kuwait University College of Education 178 King Abdullah Financial District Parcel 4.01 Building 186 King Abdullah Financial District Parcel 4.10 Building 200 External Shading Elements 211 University of Texas Dallas Student Services Building 211 Facade Materials and Wall Assemblies 218 Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences 218 Appendix Case Studies Index 227 Chapter 2 228 Case Study 2.1: Vincent Triggs Elementary School, Clark County Elementary Prototype (Las Vegas, Nevada) 228 Case Study 2.2: Hector Garcia Middle School (Dallas, Texas) 228 Case Study 2.3: Kendal Academic Support Center, Miami Dade College (Miami, Florida) 229 Chapter 3 229 Case Study 3.1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (Atlanta, Georgia) 229 Chapter 4 230 Case Study 4.1: Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University for Women Academic Colleges (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) 230 Case Study 4.2: Tinkham Veale University Center, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) 230 Chapter 5 231 Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona) 231 Center for Urban Waters (Tacoma, Washington) 232 Kuwait University College of Education (Shadadiyah, Kuwait) 232 King Abdullah Financial District Parcel 4.01 Building (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) 233 King Abdullah Financial District Parcel 4.10 Building (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) 233 University of Texas Dallas Student Services Building (Dallas, Texas) 234 Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (East Boothbay, Maine) 234 Index 235

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118458600
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781118458600
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 1118458605

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