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Overcoming condensation problems in a closed cavity double skin façade

Jelle Laverge UGent, Stijn Schouwenaers and Arnold Janssens UGent (2009) Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings.
abstract
For highrise office buildings, double skin façades offer a attractive alternative in building envelope conception. A recurrent problem in concepts with single outdoor and double indoor glazing (“passive façade”) is condensation on the cavity side of the single glass pane. Permasteelisa Group developed a innovative concept, employing a fully sealed cavity and a very modest dry air flow (“closed cavity façade”), that prevents condensation at all times, thus preventing dirt offset on the window panes and eliminating the need for cleaning inside the cavity over the lifetime of the façade. This paper presents a coupled multizone airflow / thermal model developed to assess condensation risk inside the cavity under different climate conditions and the initial validation. Additional validation experiments are held in the 2008-2009 winter season. This model is now implemented as a R&D tool and to size the system components in actual projects.
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conference
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published
subject
keyword
double skin facade, risk assesment, codensation, model, closed cavity
in
Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings
pages
8 pages
conference name
Cold Climate HVAC 2009
conference location
Sisimiut, Greenland
conference start
2009-03-17
conference end
2009-03-20
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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C1
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I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
529800
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-529800
date created
2009-03-24 17:16:07
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:35:35
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  abstract     = {For highrise office buildings, double skin fa\c{c}ades offer a attractive alternative in building envelope conception. A recurrent problem in concepts with single outdoor and double indoor glazing ({\textquotedblleft}passive fa\c{c}ade{\textquotedblright}) is condensation on the cavity side of the single glass pane.
Permasteelisa Group developed a innovative concept, employing a fully sealed cavity and a very modest dry air flow ({\textquotedblleft}closed cavity fa\c{c}ade{\textquotedblright}), that prevents condensation at all times, thus preventing dirt offset on the window panes and eliminating the need for cleaning inside the cavity over the lifetime of the fa\c{c}ade.
This paper presents a coupled multizone airflow / thermal model developed to assess condensation risk inside the cavity under different climate conditions and the initial validation. Additional validation experiments are held in the 2008-2009 winter season.
This model is now implemented as a R\&D tool and to size the system components in actual projects.},
  author       = {Laverge, Jelle and Schouwenaers, Stijn and Janssens, Arnold},
  booktitle    = {Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {double skin facade,risk assesment,codensation,model,closed cavity},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Sisimiut, Greenland},
  pages        = {8},
  title        = {Overcoming condensation problems in a closed cavity double skin fa\c{c}ade},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Laverge, Jelle, Stijn Schouwenaers, and Arnold Janssens. 2009. “Overcoming Condensation Problems in a Closed Cavity Double Skin Façade.” In Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings.
APA
Laverge, J., Schouwenaers, S., & Janssens, A. (2009). Overcoming condensation problems in a closed cavity double skin façade. Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings. Presented at the Cold Climate HVAC 2009.
Vancouver
1.
Laverge J, Schouwenaers S, Janssens A. Overcoming condensation problems in a closed cavity double skin façade. Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings. 2009.
MLA
Laverge, Jelle, Stijn Schouwenaers, and Arnold Janssens. “Overcoming Condensation Problems in a Closed Cavity Double Skin Façade.” Cold Climate HVAC 2009, Proceedings. 2009. Print.