Benchmarking the energy performance of office buildings: a Data Envelopment Analysis approach
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///Paper release, March 2017. El artículo “Benchmarking the energy performance of office buildings: a Data Envelopment Analysis approach” escrito por Dra. Maria Molinos, investigadora del proyecto FONDEF Fachada Variable en conjunto con Dr. Felipe Encinas y Dra. Francisca Ureta ha … Read More

Powerskin Conference Proceedings
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///Paper release, January 2017. Se han publicado los artículos de la Conferencia Powerskin, que contiene la ponencia “VARIABLE FAÇADE: method to apply a dynamic façade solution in Santiago, Chile”, entre otros trabajos. Los artículos publicados cubren un amplio espectro de … Read More

Diseño de envolventes variables para la mejora del desempeño energético de los edificios de oficina en Santiago
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En el caso particular de Santiago, el uso de nuevas tecnologías relacionadas a la aplicación de fachadas completamente acristaladas, no solo ha cambiado la estética de los edificios, sino que además ha aumentado la necesidad por implementar métodos artificiales para … Read More

Double Skin Façades, Technology and Innovation in Architecture: Learning from 20 years of experience in Germany
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Some 25 years ago, the development of Double-skin Glass façades (DSFs) grew in Germany as a promising alternative to address the well-known problems of curtain walls, particularly heat loss, over-heating and noise, by combining a thermal buffer and sun protection … Read More

Energy performance of office buildings in Santiago, Chile: results of unregulated and high solar radiation context
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In Chile, non-residential buildings are not subject to regulations in regard of energy consumption or indoor environmental quality. With the exception of urban aspects related to volume and sun obstructions, other aspects such as energy performance or façade performance are … Read More

Office Buildings in Santiago: What are we doing from the point of view of energy consumption?
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This paper presents an analysis of the energy performance of office buildings built in Santiago between 2005 and 2011. Based on information collected in-situ with facility managers and municipal archives, a database was developed, focused on characterizing the shape, façade … Read More

Thermal and lighting perception in four fully glazed office buildings in Santiago, Chile
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This paper is part of a general research project whose main objective is to establish a baseline for post-occupancy energy consumption and indoor environmental quality for office buildings in Santiago, Chile. This study aims at understanding how architectonical variables relate … Read More

La Fachada Ventilada
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Through applied research works and a series of measurements, this article shows the positive performance of ventilated façades in wood constructions located in the sunny central areas of Chile.   Cuadernillo ARQ no.21, August 2013 Autores: Claudio Vásquez, Alejandro Prieto … Read More

Fachadas transparentes: sistemas activos y pasivos
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Starting from the “double skin façade” model, two design strategies applied on glazed façades offer a wide range of solutions to the demands that overheating and solar gain generate.   Cuadernillo de la técnica ARQ no.84, August 2013 Autor: Renato … Read More

El diseño del sistema de cerramiento
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The architectural design of the envelope should ensure thermal, visual and acoustic comfort for the indoor environment. This article presents some valuable design strategies to control these variables.   Cuadernillo ARQ no.1, December 2012 Autor: Claudio Vásquez   +Ver el … Read More

Integration of Active and Passive Systems in Glass Façades
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  In this paper, we explore an integrated approach blending active, mechanical systems in whole, comprehensive façade systems. To do so, we draw a state of the art of these technologies and analyze their performance in several cases of study … Read More