Bio-inspired kinetic envelopes for building energy efficiency based on parametric design of building information modeling

Jialiang Wang, Jing Li

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Abstract

How to make buildings acclimate to the climate has been the challenge of architecture for energy efficiency. This article suggests a Bio-inspired Kinetic Envelope (BKE) system responding to solar radiation and local climate conditions. In order to explore the envelope system, this research reviews important literatures related to biomimetic design in architecture and kinetic/interactive building envelope applications. Then, this study proposes and interprets the BKE system and in turn places it into a design case as the implementation example. A couple method of Parametric Design of Building Information Modeling (BIMPD) and computational simulation is used in this research. In the end, this article develops a research conceptual process for the study. Based on initial research, bio-inspired building envelopes may offer significant energy efficiency for indoor thermal comforts, but the resulting energy performance of BKE system depends on the locations' climatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2010 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventAsia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2010 - Chengdu, China
Duration: Mar 28 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC
ISSN (Print)2157-4839
ISSN (Electronic)2157-4847

Other

OtherAsia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChengdu
Period3/28/103/31/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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