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Evaluating the Influence of Varied External Shading Elements on Internal Daylight Illuminances

Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Buildings 2020, 10(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10020022
Received: 22 December 2019 / Revised: 16 January 2020 / Accepted: 23 January 2020 / Published: 3 February 2020
This paper presents an assessment and comparison of the effects of static and kinetic external shading elements on the dynamic measurement of daylighting. For this purpose, we used a method and parametric tool developed previously for the design and analysis of external shading elements in buildings. The proposed approach was used to compare static and dynamic movement scenarios for achieving optimal internal adjusted useful daylight illuminances (AUDI). The current paper presents the results of a methodical analysis, which compared various types of louvers in static and dynamic operation scenarios for a typical office in a Mediterranean climate. The results show that dynamically adjusted louvers perform notably better than fixed or seasonally adjusted modes of operation. The results show that dynamic operation scenarios can increase the AUDI by up to 51%. The results also show that in some conditions the existing rules of thumb fail to predict the correct design approach to louver geometry and that the use of rules of thumb in architectural daylight design needs to be revaluated.
Keywords: external shading; parametric design; adjusted useful daylight illuminances; rules of thumb external shading; parametric design; adjusted useful daylight illuminances; rules of thumb
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Grobman, Y.J.; Austern, G.; Hatiel, Y.; Capeluto, I.G. Evaluating the Influence of Varied External Shading Elements on Internal Daylight Illuminances. Buildings 2020, 10, 22.

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