Cut Back of Non-technological Barriers to Double Skin Facades

This paper is part of the “Best Practice for Double Skin Facades” – ‘BESTFACADE’ project (supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Community) and aims to describe the cut back of non-technological barriers to the application of

Goniospectrophotometric characterisation of advanced daylighting materials

Advanced daylighting strategies and systems can considerably reduce a building’s electricity consumption and also significantly improve the quality of light in an indoor environment. The prediction of these improvements requires good models of glazing pro

"Solvent": Development of a reversible solar-screen glazing system

Preliminary experiments with a novel glazing system developed at the Desert Architecture and Urban Planning Unit of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev indicated that it may provide improved visual and thermal performance in buildings with large glazed areas located in sunny regions (hot and cold). In winter, it allows solar space heating but reduces glare, local over-heating and damage to furnishings caused by exposure to direct solar radiation.