Control Strategies for Intelligent Facades

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Anne Valler
  • Stine Noe Brandstrup
This report is the product of a Master thesis, dealing with the different challenges which occur when implementing control strategies in intelligent facades. This report consists of a introduction, theoretical- and practical part, and each part clarifies the effect of the intelligent facade on the indoor environment and the energy consumption. The theoretical part is conducted in BSim and consists of a sensitivity analysis and ten examinations of different control strategies. The practical part is performed in a full scale experiment in the Cube and consists of three main fields; experiments with practical control strategies, experiments with user behaviour and experiments with a shutter.

The overall conclusion is that the intelligent facade contributes to a satisfying indoor environment while lowering the energy consumption of the building. However, none of the control strategies developed could exclude the use of mechanical technologies if also satisfying the indoor environment and the users. The experiments with the shutter showed that the technology is preferable to lower the transmission loss through the window.
Publication date14 Jun 2012
Number of pages274
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 65241832