This paper shows the results of a research aimed at assessing the amount of energy that can be produced by solar envelopes (facades and roofs) in urban contexts. A preliminary set of simulations was carried out, through dynamic yearly analyses on a sample building, to identify the main parameters influencing the availability of solar radiation and to optimize the building's shape. The general target is to maximise solar radiation available on the external building envelope, in order to exploit it through building integrated solar systems. Furthermore, the effect of reflected solar radiation has been analysed by simulating different finishing materials (green façades, glazed façades, concrete façades and aluminium façades) on the neighbouring buildings. © 2012 The Authors.

District geometry simulation: A study for the optimization of solar façades in urban canopy layers

FIORITO, Francesco;
2012-01-01

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This paper shows the results of a research aimed at assessing the amount of energy that can be produced by solar envelopes (facades and roofs) in urban contexts. A preliminary set of simulations was carried out, through dynamic yearly analyses on a sample building, to identify the main parameters influencing the availability of solar radiation and to optimize the building's shape. The general target is to maximise solar radiation available on the external building envelope, in order to exploit it through building integrated solar systems. Furthermore, the effect of reflected solar radiation has been analysed by simulating different finishing materials (green façades, glazed façades, concrete façades and aluminium façades) on the neighbouring buildings. © 2012 The Authors.
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