Wigginton M
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22nd AIVC Conference "Market Opportunities for Advanced Ventilation Technology", Bath, UK, 11-14 September 2001

The "Intelligent Facade" is seen as a central element in the evolution of building form and building fabric to provice environmental control and comfort. Describes the background of bioclimatic architecture and goes on to give an outline of the subject of intelligent skins for buildings. Provides two examples of the case study review which has been performed. Isolates the so-called makeup of the intelligent facade into various areas: daylight controllers; intelligent lighting; sun controllers; electrical generators; heating and temperature controllers; ventilation controllers; the double skin; cooling devices; building management systems; learning ability; and occupant control.