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High Performance Facades - DESC9675

Year - 2020

This unit explores advanced building facades and their role in reducing environmental impacts while simultaneously enhancing indoor environment quality for building occupants. Advanced facades are those that are designed, analysed, procured and operated as a system. Optimisation of the often conflicting performance criteria of cooling load, lighting and daylighting, sound isolation, occupant comfort, costs and aesthetics requires an integrated approach from the whole team including architects, project managers, suppliers and engineers, from the earliest stages of the advanced facade design process. Specific topics to be covered in this unit include the integrated design approach to facades, the fundamental building physics determining facade performance, structural facade typologies, solar control facades, daylighting facades, double-skin facades, ventilated facades and dynamic facade systems. Various analytical procedures and simulation tools for the evaluation of high performance facade designs will also be examined. Costs and benefits of various design approaches will also be assessed from both owner and occupant perspectives.

5-day intensive (9am-5pm)

two assignments (1x40%, 1x60%)


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Jungsoo Kim
HECS Band: 2
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