Performance Analysis of Solar Gain and Day lighting Effect Using Different Choices of Materials of Double-Skin Facade under Desert Climatic Conditions.
INTRODUCTION An increase in demand for sustainable energy and strategies for management of indoors environment and its relationship with its external skin design. The title of the report is Double Skin Facades benefits for the indoor environment in urban areas and it evaluates the possible positive effects that the use of double skin facades can have on the indoor environment. During the working process different literature sources and researches about double skin facades and indoor environment conditions will be gathered and analyzed. A qualitative research will be made in order to compare the theory and get a better insight of how these systems function in practice. RESEARCH PLAN Aim: The research aims to compare benefits of adopting several building facade finishes for office buildings and its effect on building energy use. The research will investigate of the technical aspects, by testing the materials effects and answer the following to meet the objective: ? What is the effect of facade orientation on the predicted energy reductions? ? How much the local climate impacts the effectiveness of each skin material? ? What are benefits observed of each skin used in the study particularly in terms of energy reductions? ? What is the predicted energy benefit if the material was applied across more than one facade? ? Which material is more cost competitive and feasible to deploy? (Economic Analysis: Initial Investment vs. Savings) ? What can be done to make the study comparative to the region particularly in the UAE?