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dc.contributor.authorGregório Atem, Camila
dc.contributor.authorAparicio-Fernández, Carolina
dc.contributor.authorCoch Roura, Helena
dc.contributor.authorVivancos, José Luís
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Tecnologia de l'Arquitectura
dc.identifier.citationGregório-Atem, C. [et al.]. Opaque ventilated façade (OVF) thermal performance simulation for office buildings in Brazil. "Sustainability", 16 Setembre 2020, núm. 12, p. 1-15.
dc.description.abstractOpaque ventilated façades (OVFs) are increasingly gaining in importance in the design of sustainable buildings, given that they can lessen the building´s environmental impact. Opaque ventilated façades can reduce thermal gains in hot climate zones, improving the thermal comfort indoors, and reducing air conditioning demand. Nevertheless, the thermal behaviour of the opaque ventilated façade depends on the climatic conditions and the building´s specific design. This study analyses the effect of opaque ventilated façades in o ce buildings using 30 constructive configurations under eight tropical climate conditions. The study considers three options for the external layer of cladding (ceramic, stone, and aluminium composite material) and two configurations for the inner layer (plasterboard with mineral wool and ceramic). Simulations were carried out using the software tools TRanNsient SYstem Simulation program (TRNSYS) and TRNFlow. The model developed considers bioclimatic characteristics, including solar radiation and wind conditions for each climatic zone. The operating temperature was selected from within the range established by occupant comfort regulations. The findings suggest that it is possible to select the best o ce building opaque ventilated façade configuration for each of the specific climate conditions in Brazil.
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Elements constructius d'edificis::Elements de tancament
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Eficiència energètica
dc.subject.lcshVentilated facades
dc.subject.lcshOffice buildings -- Brazil
dc.subject.lcshEnergy conservation
dc.subject.otherVentilated façade
dc.subject.otherBuilding simulation
dc.subject.otherTropical climates
dc.subject.otherEnergy demand
dc.titleOpaque ventilated façade (OVF) thermal performance simulation for office buildings in Brazil
dc.subject.lemacFaçanes ventilades
dc.subject.lemacEdificis d'oficines -- Brasil
dc.subject.lemacEnergia -- Estalvi
dc.subject.lemacEdificis d'oficines -- Brasil
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. AIEM - Arquitectura, energia i medi ambient
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGregório-Atem, C.; Aparicio-Fernández, C.; Coch, H.; Vivancos, J.

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