A literature review on thermal comfort performance of parametric façades

Yazdi Bahri, Seyedehsara and Alier Forment, Marc and Sanchez Riera, Alberto and Bagheri Moghaddam, Faezeh and Guerrero, Maria Jose Casañ and Garcia, Ariadna Maria Llorens (2022) A literature review on thermal comfort performance of parametric façades. Energy Reports, 8 (Supple). pp. 120-128. ISSN 2352-4847 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2022.10.245)

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Thermal performance is a major part of the building envelope and is getting more attention globally. Nowadays, parametric design methods are used in building envelope design, such as facade design, for optimization of building envelopes, which could affect thermal performance and energy consumption. Moreover, new technologies applied to building design have not only changed the appearance of cities but also increased occupant comfort. This paper illustrates a systematic review that explains some tools and techniques that have been used in recent years to improve thermal comfort by applying parametric design panels to a second skin façade for residents. It attempted to collect and synthesize the most relevant evidence and methodologies. In this paper, 30 articles have been analyzed. They are classified by methodologies, years, and climate zones. Results suggest that simulation is the most accurate in comparison with other methodologies.