Thermal Behavior in Glass Houses through the Analysis of Scale Models

Aguilera Benito, Patricia and Varela Luján, Sheila and Piña Ramírez, Carolina (2021). Thermal Behavior in Glass Houses through the Analysis of Scale Models. "Sustainability", v. 13 (n. 7970); pp. 1-17. ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13147970.

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Title: Thermal Behavior in Glass Houses through the Analysis of Scale Models
Author/s:
  • Aguilera Benito, Patricia
  • Varela Luján, Sheila
  • Piña Ramírez, Carolina
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: 2021
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 13
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Glass facade, Passive strategies, Solar control sheet, Cantilevers, Thermal analysis
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología de la Edificación
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Reducing energy expenditure in the construction sector requires the implementation of passive strategies in buildings. In Spain, consumption is centered on air conditioning systems associated with the demand for the building?s thermal envelope. A critical point of the enclosures is represented by glazed holes where much of the energy that is consumed is lost; however, homes increasingly tend to have large window openings due to the comfort and visual well-being they provide to users. In this study, we focus on an extreme case, analyzing a fully glazed house in its four orientations. It is necessary to evaluate the most energy efficient passive strategy for this type of construction. The results are based on the temperature analysis obtained during the monitoring of two scale models of a glass house. The results indicate that solar control foil glasses perform better in warmer weather stations. Regarding the cantilever installation, it influences the interior temperature and the central hours of the day, mitigating the increase in temperature as well as slowing the nighttime cooling.

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Item ID: 67793
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67793/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67793
DOI: 10.3390/su13147970
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/14/7970
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jul 2021 15:31
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 15:31
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