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Title: The impact of façade designs: Orientations, window to wall ratios and shading devices on indoor environment for naturally ventilated residential buildings in Singapore
Authors: Wang, L.
Hien, W.N. 
Keywords: Coupling program
Facade designs
Natural ventilation
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Wang, L.,Hien, W.N. (2006). The impact of façade designs: Orientations, window to wall ratios and shading devices on indoor environment for naturally ventilated residential buildings in Singapore. PLEA 2006 - 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings : I293-I297. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The impacts of building envelope designs are significant on indoor thermal environment, especially for naturally ventilated buildings. Parametric façade studies were investigated for various orientations, window sizes and shading devices by using building simulation (ESP-r) and CFD (FLUENT) coupling program to predict indoor thermal environment in an accurate and quick way. Two typical weeks were selected in May and October as the representatives of dry season and raining season in Singapore. Thermal comfort was chosen to be the criteria to evaluate different façade designs. The results suggest that the increase of window to wall ratio to 0.24, indoor thermal comfort could be largely improved and 600mm horizontal shading devices are needed for each orientation in order to improve thermal comfort in further.
Source Title: PLEA 2006 - 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45971
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