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Adaptive Facades Performance Assessment, interviews with facade experts
Attia, Shady 


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Keywords :
façade performance; envelope; facade contractor; key performance indicator; commissioning; soft-landing
Abstract :
[en] Adaptive facades can ensure step-change progresses in the energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy while improving the comfort of the occupants. Therefore, the purpose of this structured interview is to assess advantages, disadvantages and future expectations considering the adaptive facades. This work is a part of actions of The COST Action TU1403 Adaptive Façade Network. The objective of this report is to gain an understanding of how experts currently define adaptive façade systems, which simulation tools they use, the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and treats of adaptive façade systems, key performance indicators they use and their vision for the future of adaptive facades. With this information gathered, it is anticipated that adaptive façade professionals will carry on assessment of adaptive facades. A qualitative study design was employed, using semi-structured interviews. Interviewees working in academia and practice were selected. The interviewees represented the range of possible adaptive facade professionals, from researchers and designers considered optimization in the assessment of adaptive facades. Also, every interviewed expert was asked to approve their responses and add any additional comment to their answers.
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Attia, Shady  ;  Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments
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Adaptive Facades Performance Assessment, interviews with facade experts
Publication date :
21 October 2019
Publisher :
SBD Lab, Liege, Belgium
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Commissioned by :
COST Action TU 1403


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