Cooling load reduction effect in slim double skin facade (SDSF)

Kyungmo Kang, Taeyeon Kim, Haneul Chol, Youngsub An, Eunjin Kim

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The office building consumes cooling energy in the summer season. Building envelope such as different windows affects the indoor heat gain. Operation of the cavity in double skin facade (DSF) is widely used passive design and can reduce the cooling load. Many cases have applied a building envelope. However, increase the initial investments affect the interruption of the application of the DSF. Hence, this paper investigated the slim double skin facade (SDSF) for cooling load reduction effect of the ventilation cavity. Heat balance analysis was conducted using EnergyPlus to investigate a heat transfer mechanism for SDSF. Finally, based on the analysis, SDSF can significantly reduce the cooling load in the office building in the lower cost than other DSF types.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012044
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 9
EventSustainable Built Environment Conference 2019 Tokyo: Built Environment in an Era of Climate Change: How Can Cities and Buildings Adapt?, SBE 2019 Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2019 Aug 62019 Aug 7

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (NRF-2017R1A2B3012914).

Publisher Copyright:
© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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