An Innovative Curtain Wall System

Buildings are responsible for the significant amount of energy consumption and C02 emission. Obviously, façades are the most important building element considering energy consumption, environmental effects and user’s comfort. Therefore, different design strategies are being developed according to different climatic zones for sustainable, energy-efficient, high-performance buildings. Buildings are responsible for the significant amount of energy consumption and C02 emission.

Obviously, façades are the most important building element considering energy consumption, environmental effects and user’s comfort. Therefore, different design strategies are being developed according to different climatic zones for sustainable, energy-efficient, high-performance buildings. Today, different systems such as double-wall façades, ventilated windows, solar and green walls are already being used in building envelopes. The first priority of these systems is decreasing energy consumption by utilization of natural ventilation and solar energy. Such systems operate independently from the central HVAC systems; hence, do not reduce the installation cost of mechanical works. Moreover, their investment, operating, maintenance and cleaning costs are very high compared to conventional facade systems. Therefore, innovative and low-cost façade systems, which are responsible for less energy consumption, continue to be the subject of research. In this study, a newly developed façade system is discussed.

 An Innovative Curtain Wall System

Ercan BAŞER1, Ahmet DEMİRCİ2, Sinan SOĞANCI3, Mehmet Oğuz TUTKUN4

1-2) Toprak Akıllı Cephe Sistemleri Ltd. Şti 3) Capvidia NV 4)Akana Engineering