The impact of glazing ratio and window configuration on occupants' comfort and energy demand: The case study of a school building in Eskisehir, Turkey


Ashrafian T., Moazzen N.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY, vol.47, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101483
  • Title of Journal : SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY

Abstract

Various investigations have confirmed that pupils and teachers' learning/teaching performance and health depend heavily on the quality and amount of daylight and indoor thermal conditions. The primary aim of using natural light in schools is to reduce energy consumption and costs, but it should also improve students' performance. An appropriate configuration of windows improves visual and thermal comfort by reducing glare, distributing light and controlling solar energy gain.