From static to kinetic: A review of acclimated kinetic building envelopes

Julian Wang, Liliana O. Beltrán, Jonghoon Kim

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Abstract

Thermophysical and optical properties of building envelopes play an important role in building energy consumption and indoor environmental conditions. Innovative building envelopes are more adaptive and interactive by actively responding to prevailing climatic conditions for enhancing energy performance and indoor comfort levels. Components related to these kinetic buildings range from automated blinds, to smart glazing, variable insulation, moveable roofs, etc. The purpose of this paper was to review state of the art acclimated kinetic building envelopes through existing and emerging technologies. Based on the conceptual research model and the climate analysis, this study reviews representative systems or designs grouped into three key climatic categories: solar-responsive systems, air-flow-responsive systems and other natural sources responsive systems, along with some useful remarks concluded from the available literature and designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages4022-4029
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume5

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Wang, J., Beltrán, L. O., & Kim, J. (2012). From static to kinetic: A review of acclimated kinetic building envelopes. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 4022-4029). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 5).