This is the next regular issue of the JFDE – it includes papers on the effects of plants growing over double façades, mitigation of seismic risks, blast resilience and a comparative analysis of semi-permanent paper based envelopes.
Assessment on the efficiency of an Active Solar Thermal Facade: Study of the effect of dynamic parameters and experimental analysis when coupled/uncoupled to a heat pump
The building sector presents poor performance in terms of energy efficiency and is looking for effective alternatives aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels.
Benchmarking clear sky and transposition models for solar irradiance estimation on vertical planes to facilitate glazed facade design
The present study aims to benchmark the models utilized for estimating the solar irradiance on vertical planes that can facilitate the determination of critical conditions.
Impact of active façade control parameters and sensor network complexity on comfort and efficiency: A residential Italian case-study
Extensive literature exists on the use of dynamic shading devices for the control of visual and thermal comfort in non-residential buildings, however research in the residential sector is far less widespread.
Evaluation of thermal performance of felt type vegetated facade systems under temperate-humid climate conditions
Vegetated facade systems (VFS) have been used as green building envelope systems in recent years. Using VFS for ecological strategies and evaluating thermal performance of these sytems are not a new concept.