Poster: An energy-harvesting facade optimization system for built environments

Atul Pandaravila Biju, Chayan Sarkar, R. Venkatesha Prasad

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Abstract

Daylighting is the exploitation of solar energy in the form of natural lighting indoors and it plays an integral role in minimizing the energy footprint of a building. Smart daylighting enables us to design buildings that provide comfort and energy savings simultaneously. In this work, we propose a dynamic facade system for buildings that aims to maximize user comfort, while also maximizing energy savings by harvesting solar energy optimally. The solar panels on the facade can harvest the highest amount of energy when they are positioned perpendicular to the sun’s rays. However, this may result in unsatisfactory lighting conditions inside the room and we approach the trade-off as a multi-objective optimization problem. We present a preliminary exploration of the concept of smart skins for buildings, contributing to the creation of future sustainable buildings with zero energy footprint.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuildSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments
EditorsRasit Eskicioglu
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages1
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2017
Event4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2017 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments, BuildSys 2017
Abbreviated titleBuildSys 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period8/11/179/11/17

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