Energy and thermal analysis of glazed office buildings using a dynamic energy simulation tool

Harris Poirazis, Åke Blomsterberg

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Highly glazed buildings are often considered to be airy, light and transparent with more access to daylight than traditional buildings, but their energy efficiency is often questioned. This article deals with energy and indoor climate simulations of single skin office buildings in Sweden using a dynamic energy simulation tool. Different building alternatives were studied with 30%, 60% and 100% window area. The following parameters were varied: the building’s orientation, the plan type, the control set points and the façade type.
The chosen simulation program was shown to be very useful, but some improvements would be of interest. Unless the design of a highly glazed façade is very well done there is a high risk for a poor energy and indoor climate performance of the building. The methods and the results of the parametric studies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
VolumeProceedings of 9th IBPSA conference
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventBuilding Simulation 2005, 9th IBPSA - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2005 Aug 15 → …

Publication series

VolumeProceedings of 9th IBPSA conference


ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2005, 9th IBPSA
Period2005/08/15 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Building Technologies


  • building performance
  • glazed office buildings
  • building simulations
  • energy use
  • indoor climate


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