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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
With adaptive building façade technologies, a building envelope can provide a comfortable indoor environment under varying external conditions with minimal additional heating or cooling. The control strategy applied to the adaptation of the façade is a key determining factor in the successful integration of these technologies into a building. The building envelope plays a key role in regulating light, heat and mass transfer from the outdoor environment to the indoor. Dynamic glazing can be used to adjust the amount of solar radiation entering a building. The control strategies that ultimately determine the success of these switchable technologies to affect a building’s energy performance and occupant comfort are reviewed in this paper.
McLean, E., Norton, B., Kearney, D. & Lemarchand, P. (2017), A review of control methodologies for dynamic glazing. Advance Building Skins 2017Berne, Switzerland, 2 -3 October.