Dissertation submitted for the degree of Master of Science in SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AND COMPUTER AIDED ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN.
An Investigation On Energy Performance of a Small-scale Office Building Equipped...
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It is known that, however, a DSF system is not always the best choice for every building in every location. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the feasibility of applying a DSF system to a small-scale office building under the climatic conditions of HCMC. Base on this, an attempt is made to analyse its possible effects, contradictions as well as drawbacks on energy performance using DesignBuilder/ EnergyPlus software. ? The simulation results revealed that a naturally ventilated DSF system with a single LoE clear glass as the inner pane and a double LoE clear glass with 13mm thick air gap as the outer pane can provide a good energy performance. A saving in cooling load during all summer period up to 16.6% can be achieved as compared to a base case single skin facade building with single glassed window. The results also showed that the comfort level of the building cannot be enhanced by natural ventilation in this design chosen due to the high outdoor temperatures.