The energy consumption necessary to maintain thermal comfort in buildings remains a significant and partially unjustified part, accounting for about 30–40% of the total energy consumption. Despite the increasingly pressing regulations in the energy sector (EPBD recast), the quality of the internal environment remains one of the critical parameters on which to pay more attention in view of a consistent evaluation of the Nzeb building. The windowed components are often designed with thermal insulation performances higher than the minimum requirements but still they lack in design of the incident solar radiation control, which is a particularly delicate topic for indoor comfort and more generally for a higher energy efficiency in buildings. If we think of the numerous variables of influence (typology, orientation, geographical location, etc.), the possibilities to associate energy saving, lighting control and users’ comfort are inevitably entrusted to dynamic systems integrated into the glass. In this paper authors present the results related to the experimental characterization of two identical test rooms with different typologies of windows. One room is furnished with a traditional high thermal performance glass and the other, with an electrochromic glass suitably controlled by remote. The operative temperature measured in both test rooms have been utilized to verify the simulation model developed to assess the energy saving achievable in a Mediterranean climate, taking properly into account the hourly variations of the climate and the actions on the shading regulation systems.

Heating and cooling loads with electrochromic glazing in Mediterranean climate

Frattolillo, A.
Primo
Writing – Review & Editing
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Loddo, G.
Secondo
Writing – Review & Editing
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Mastino, C. C.
Penultimo
Software
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Baccoli, R.
Ultimo
Membro del Collaboration Group
2019

Abstract

The energy consumption necessary to maintain thermal comfort in buildings remains a significant and partially unjustified part, accounting for about 30–40% of the total energy consumption. Despite the increasingly pressing regulations in the energy sector (EPBD recast), the quality of the internal environment remains one of the critical parameters on which to pay more attention in view of a consistent evaluation of the Nzeb building. The windowed components are often designed with thermal insulation performances higher than the minimum requirements but still they lack in design of the incident solar radiation control, which is a particularly delicate topic for indoor comfort and more generally for a higher energy efficiency in buildings. If we think of the numerous variables of influence (typology, orientation, geographical location, etc.), the possibilities to associate energy saving, lighting control and users’ comfort are inevitably entrusted to dynamic systems integrated into the glass. In this paper authors present the results related to the experimental characterization of two identical test rooms with different typologies of windows. One room is furnished with a traditional high thermal performance glass and the other, with an electrochromic glass suitably controlled by remote. The operative temperature measured in both test rooms have been utilized to verify the simulation model developed to assess the energy saving achievable in a Mediterranean climate, taking properly into account the hourly variations of the climate and the actions on the shading regulation systems.
Electrochromic glazing; Hourly simulation modelI; nternal comfort; Cooling/heating loads
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