A Model for Designing Climate Adaptive Shading Devices: The Case of Bayrakli Tower

Odaman Kaya H., Altın M.

JOURNAL OF POLYTECHNIC-POLITEKNIK DERGISI, vol.24, no.4, pp.1419-1431, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2339/politeknik.634771
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1419-1431
  • Keywords: Building energy performance, openstudio simulation, sun-path diagram, climate adaptive shading device, electricity consumption
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Facade is accepted as a determinant component on energy performance of a building, forming the boundaries between inner and outer conditions. With an intention to improve the building energy performance of an existing office building, facade integrated shading devices are examined through the cooling energy consumptions. OpenStudio simulation software is used for calculating heating and cooling electricity consumptions Shading. The ilding simulation model is validated by comparing the simulation results with monthly electricity consumption bills. device requirements are determined by using the building model without shading devices and simulation results are studied together with the sun path diagram analysis results. Hourly and seasonal solar movements are considered as the main parameters affecting the 'transparency' and 'elevation angles' of the shading devices. As a result of the shading device requirement analysis, climate adaptive shading device (CASD) scenarios are presented for the case building. Consequently, existing shading devices and proposed CASD scenarios are compared and discussed in terms of electricity consumptions and window solar radiation energy parameters. As a result of the comparisons, shading devices that are adaptable to both hourly and seasonal solar movements gave the highest improvement results in terms of decreasing cooling energy consumptions. Also, suggestions are given for developing the best performing facade for further studies.