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Title: 474: lighting and thermal performance of innovative shading devices: new insights into their aesthetics and control in a Mediterranean climate
Authors: Buhagiar, Vincent
Calleja, Herman
Passive & Low Energy Architecture (PLEA)
Keywords: Buildings
Energy harvesting
Lighting
Daylight
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA)
Citation: Buhagiar, V. M., & Calleja, H. (2008). 474: lighting and thermal performance of innovative shading devices: new insights into their aesthetics and control in a Mediterranean climate. PLEA 2008 – 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Dublin. 1-6.
Abstract: With a view towards minimising energy demand for cooling and artificial lighting in buildings, this paper evaluates innovative shading devices and how they can balance a generous degree of control mastering seasonal natural light with thermal gains in a typical Mediterranean climate such as Malta. The study evaluates the potential success (or failure) of such shading devices, from both their aesthetic and functional perspectives, as part of a passive design strategy adopted by the architect. Through environmental design and solar geometry, experimental simulations were generated in architectural science modelling software package Ecotect© developed by Andrew Marsh. Moreover a novel computer model termed Solar Control© was developed by the authors in order to assist architects at an early stage during design.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/16697
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