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For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the facade needed to be reduced by approximately 80% from
 

Summary: For natural ventilation to work, solar gains through the
facade needed to be reduced by approximately 80% from
peak conditions. Three steps were taken to reach this
threshold.
1) Reduction of glazed area of the facade by 41%. The
team undertook studies of options to reduce glazing
area, while maintaining a visual transparency and
connection to the outdoors and prioritizing glazing
higher in the wall, contributing more to daylighting.
2) High performance glazing. The team selected a Solarban
70 XL, which resulted
in an equivalent visible
transmission to the
originally selected
glass, but better
solar performance,
cutting solar gain by
34% compared to the
originally specified
glass.

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences