The European portal for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings
23 March 2023
Innovative dynamic Façade systems for INdoor environmental Quality.
Buildings are the single largest energy consumer in Europe and addressing the challenges of climate change require innovative approaches to building design and operation that reduce energy consumption. Furthermore, people spend most of their lives in buildings; thus, the quality of indoor environments, and indeed indoor air, is vital.
FaceINQ addresses the need for innovation in the design and operation of naturally ventilated buildings with complex glass façade systems, which are now a common feature in large-scale non-residential buildings. FaceINQ’s innovative approach utilises advanced computational models validated with measured data and qualitative feedback from building occupants to consider not only the building energy consumption, but also the impact of indoor environment on building occupants, and the impact of occupants’ behaviour on the operation of façade systems.