Contemporary architecture with glass facades facing the energy efficiency of solar materials (VPV-IGU) in the hot climate of the Saharan region - a case study in Bechar
by Khadidja Khencha; Ratiba Wided Biara; Hocine Belmili
International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI), Vol. 43, No. 5/6, 2021

Abstract: This paper discusses a comparative study of four types of glazing materials using in contemporary architecture. The first one is the clear and simple glazing, the double glazing, and the third one the Semi Transparent Photovoltaic (STPV), and the Vacuum Photovoltaic Insulated Glass Unit (VPV-IGU). Firstly, the paper presents a small historical review concerning the use of glazing in contemporary architecture in the world and in Algeria. The present study is based on developing a building model situated in the south of Algeria characterised by specific meteorological conditions, a very hot climate. With a curtain wall design under TRNSYS to compare in the effect of each type of glazes on thermal performance inside the building and on the human comfort (heat gain, heat losses, thermal load and lighting energy). Finally, the energy generated for the different types of glass used in this contemporary building was evaluated to determine its efficiency.

Online publication date: Fri, 12-Nov-2021

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