Impact of Manually Controlled Solar Shades on Indoor Visual Comfort
AbstractDaylight plays a significant role in sustainable building design. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the impact of manual solar shades on indoor visual comfort. A developed stochastic model for manual solar shades was modeled in Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, which was coupled with EnergyPlus for co-simulation. Movable solar shades were compared with two unshaded windows. Results show that movable solar shades have more than half of the working hours with a comfortable illuminance level, which is about twice higher than low-e windows, with a less significant daylight illuminance fluctuation. For glare protection, movable solar shades increase comfortable visual conditions by about 20% compared to low-e windows. Moreover, the intolerable glare perception could be reduced by more than 20% for movable solar shades. View Full-Text
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Yao, J.; Chow, D.H.C.; Chi, Y.-W. Impact of Manually Controlled Solar Shades on Indoor Visual Comfort. Sustainability 2016, 8, 727.
Yao J, Chow DHC, Chi Y-W. Impact of Manually Controlled Solar Shades on Indoor Visual Comfort. Sustainability. 2016; 8(8):727.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yao, Jian; Chow, David H.C.; Chi, Yu-Wei. 2016. "Impact of Manually Controlled Solar Shades on Indoor Visual Comfort." Sustainability 8, no. 8: 727.
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