Simplified sensing and in-situ measuring approach for building window properties

Yanxiao Feng, Julian Wang

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Abstract

Windows and glazing systems play an important role in making an energy-efficient home. A portable easy-to-use in-situ measuring system of the window properties using low-cost Arduino platforms and compatible sensors is developed, 3D-printed, and fabricated in this project and used to measure the parameters including U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), and Visible Light Transmittance (VT). Comparing resultant output from the Arduino sensing and measurements to professional in-situ instruments, we demonstrate that this simple and compact Arduino-based instrument can obtain major window properties with reasonable accuracy. This simple but scalable sensing and measuring approach and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) fabrication workflow could be performed by creative people and even home owners without needing complex trainings and building physics knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
EditorsEdward Ng, Square Fong, Chao Ren
PublisherSchool of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pages281-287
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789628272365
StatePublished - 2018
Event34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 10 2018Dec 12 2018

Publication series

NamePLEA 2018 - Smart and Healthy within the Two-Degree Limit: Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Volume1

Conference

Conference34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, PLEA 2018
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/10/1812/12/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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