Evaluation of thermal performance of felt type vegetated facade systems under temperate-humid climate conditions
Authors: Elif Özer Yüksel, A. Nil Türkeri
There are various numerical and experimental international studies investigating the contribution of vegetated facade systems used as energy efficient systems on enhancing the thermal performance of existing building facade. However, there is not any study in literature which measures and evaluates thermal performance of felt type vegetated facade system located in “C” Köppen climate during heating period. Also, there is not any study in literature which measures and evaluates thermal performance of felt type vegetated facade system applied on a insulated existing building wall which is located in “Csa” climate during cooling and heating periods.
In Turkey there are some strategies and action plans in order to reduce the energy consumption in buildings. Nevertheless, in Turkey there is not any experimental study which has measured and evaluated the thermal performance of vegetated facade systems. Hence, in the study, thermal performance of felt type vegetated facade system in “Csa” and “temperate-humid” climate conditions during heating and cooling periods are aimed to be measured and evaluated.
An existing building whose exterior wall will be vegetated and used as reference was chosen. Also, the layers of felt type vegetated facade systems were specified. In addition, measurement parameters of vegetated and reference facades, location and types of sensors were established.
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