GlassOnWeb.com - Articles - Double-skin façades
 
 HOME   DIRECTORY   NEWS   ARTICLES   BUSINESS AREA   FORUM    JOBS  
 
Sign-in | Registration
  »  Home  »  Articles  »  Double-skin façades
 
 
   TOPICS
Glass
Advice
Architecture
Chemicals
Events
Technology
Interesting Facts
Ecology
Machinery
Photovoltaics
Safety
Companies
 
  Articles

Architecture
Double-skin façades

In recent years, the use of double-skin façades, sometimes referred to as a "building in a building", has gained a lot of popularity throughout the world, due to characteristics such as durability, ecology, easy circulation of fresh-air, use of natural resources.

As indicated by the term "double-skin" such a façade is intended to mean a system in which two "skins" - two layers of glass - are separated by a significant amount of air space, that is to say, a second glass façade is placed in front of the first. These two sheets of glass act as an insulation between the outside and inside enabling the air to circulate between the cavity of the two facades skin providing good air circulation, thermal and accoustic performance, etc. The type of double-skin façade then determines the type of air circulation. Of course, the most interesting systems are those designed in such a way that in addition to permitting natural air circulation, they also use solar energy, converting it into electrical energy. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of double-skin façades:

-Natural ventilation
-Better acoustic insulation - improve noise protection
-Reducing heating energy requirements
-Reducing cooling energy requirements
-Exploiting solar power

For more information about this system, benefits, some building projects, analysis click on the selected links.






Photos: www.nsg.co.jp
Last review: January, 2013


Print this article  Printer friendly version Send this article to a friend  Send to a Friend


Share on :   facebook  twitter  google  yahoo  linkedin  delicious  digg  mixx  stumbleupon   email



Add a Comment

You have to be registered in order to add your comment.
If you already have an account, please sign-in to comment.



 
Other Net Sources
Gartner
Double skin facade project.

The Tectonics of the Double Skin: Green Building or Just more Hi-Tech Hi-Jinx?
WHAT ARE DOUBLE SKIN FAÇADES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Double-skin facade



Our publications
Glass loads
ADVERTISEMENT

The emissions produced by our servers are offset by renewable energy projects that reduce the use of fossil fuels. These projects are verified by The Voluntary Carbon Standard.