Assessing and benchmarking the performance of advanced building facades

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This chapter describes the energy demand reshaping and supply technologies that may be encapsulated within an advanced building façade - for example, transparent and breathable insulation, advanced glazing, daylight capture, photovoltaic components and ducted wind turbines. Laboratory testing techniques for the characterisation of the fundamental parameters underlying each technology are elaborated as the essential prerequisite of integrated performance appraisals of specific technology combinations within an advanced façade design context. Based on the results from simulations undertaken in the UK climate context, performance benchmarks are suggested for some principal façade configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials for Energy Efficiency and Comfort in Buildings
EditorsM.R. Hall
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Publication series

NameWoodhead Energy Series
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • advanced facades
  • facade component options
  • performance models and model parameter measurement
  • integrated performance rating
  • application in practice
  • benchmarking facade performance
  • assessing and benchmarking


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