Industrialization of Water Flow Glazing facades by means of modular units

Moreno Santamaria, Belén and Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito and Hernandez Ramos, Juan A. (2019). Industrialization of Water Flow Glazing facades by means of modular units. In: "Seventh European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019)", 10-12 June 2019, Madrid/Spain.

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Title: Industrialization of Water Flow Glazing facades by means of modular units
Author/s:
  • Moreno Santamaria, Belén
  • Lauret Aguirregabiria, Benito
  • Hernandez Ramos, Juan A.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Seventh European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019)
Event Dates: 10-12 June 2019
Event Location: Madrid/Spain
Title of Book: Seventh European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019)
Date: 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Water-Flow Glazing facades (WFG), nZEB, modular facade, energy savings, glazing, circulator, aluminum frame
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeroespacial
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Water Flow Glazing façade is a new and disruptive technology based on variable heating/ cooling glazed modules, which enables cost efficient nZEB with glass façade. These modules allow getting maximum transparency for full utilization of daylight in buildings while achieving savings on lighting and thermal energy for nZEB. The industrialization of Water Flow Glazing facades through modular units aims to reduce the complexity of the system encapsulating the components. Hence, cost reduction potentials in building construction are also evaluated. This article treats a full description of the Water Flow Glazing modular unit, based on its three main elements: glazing, circulator, and aluminum frame. The glazing comprises different layers and interfaces according to determined spectral and thermal properties. The circulator is a key element that allows the circulation of water inside the glazing chamber in a closed circuit, exchanging the temperature between indoors and outdoors. Finally, the aluminum frame that encloses the secondary circuit is a frame-in-frame system, which provides the structural stability and easy installation. The result is an active plug-in WFG modular unit, easy to install and operate. Each module is connected to the cloud through a wireless sensor, in charge of monitoring and controlling the main variables and parameters. The dimension of the module is configurable according to the architectural project.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020680441InDeWaGJuan A. Hernandez (UPM partner)Industrial Development of Water Flow Glazing Systems

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Item ID: 55125
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55125/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55125
Deposited by: Belen Moreno
Deposited on: 21 May 2019 08:19
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 08:19
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