Integration of low energy strategies to the early stages of design process of office buildings in warm climate
- A. Pedrini
- Phd Thesis,
This paper presents simulation results of three hypothetic models, which aims to represent different design decisions concerning administrative buildings at UFRN Campus, Brazil. Simulations were made with the DesignBuilder software. The analysis is intended to emphasize the influence of envelope architectural decisions on air conditioning energy consumption and the improvement of buildings thermal performance. The modelling process was supported by a field survey on 13 buildings at the Campus and by energy monitoring procedures. In general, the results of all three models were complementary to each other. The results indicates a major influence of thermal gains caused by the incidence of solar radiation.