A Case Study to Assess the near-Glazed Workplace Thermal Performance
Passive solar control solutions have been widely used in buildings in tropic countries like Malaysia. It is assumed that these solutions may notably control the heat-gain of buildings. However, there is a lack of empirical studies that assess the extent of green-glazed techniques to sufficiently control solar heat-gain. The current study uses a case study approach to examine the thermal indoor performance, particularly the near-glazed workplace area. The performance of the ST Diamond Building (in Putra Jaya, Malaysia) has been examined in terms of: outdoor/indoor dry bulb temperature; glass surface temperature; heat flux through glazing; outdoor/indoor air movement; lux and; solar radiation. The results of the field analysis indicated that ST Diamond Building’s green-glazed solutions are efficient to control solar heat gain, which in turn will lead to reduce energy consumption for controlling solar heat loads.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
A. Qahtan et al., "A Case Study to Assess the near-Glazed Workplace Thermal Performance", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 1724-1732, 2012