Analysis of Daylight Control in Advanced Facade Systems for Office Module in Ankara

AYÇAM İ., Ceylan O.

3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), U ARAB EMIRATES, 15 - 17 March 2017, vol.6, pp.359-377 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-63709-9_29
  • Country: U ARAB EMIRATES
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-377
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Nowadays, declining energy resources in the world and enormous energy requirements in buildings sector enforced taking measures for sustainability. Office buildings have high energy consumption profiles. Significant amounts of energy consumption in office buildings are used by artificial lighting. Optimum use of daylight means great potential for the building's energy performance. With the evolving technology, advanced facade systems and shading elements are used for accurate and climate based daylight design. Daylight calculations for the design of the correct facade element are important for thermal and visual comfort of buildings. In this study, facade alternatives were produced by using shading and reflection potential for different facade components like horizontal, vertical and grid elements for south oriented office module in Ankara. Daylight and glare control analyses were prepared by using Grasshopper plug in Rhino and DIVA software. Optimal facade design for office module will be determined in terms of daylight maximization and glare control.