Sneha Pradeep, Pradeep H R, Babitharani H, Bharath A L, Teressa Negassa
In the present scenario energy consumption has increased substantially in the buildings, due the materials used some of which have low initial cost but high maintenance cost. Glass is extensively used in buildings to harvest maximum light and to reduce energy consumption for internal lighting requirements. When more natural light enters the building, equal amount of heat also enters the building. If clear glass is used, energy consumption for internal lighting will significantly reduce, but at the same time energy consumption for achieving indoor comfort will be escalated. Similarly, if glazing is not installed in the right orientation, i.e., if larger glazed areas are placed on the east and the west of the building this will lead to rise in indoor temperature of the building and hence more energy consumption to achieve ambient indoor temperature. In this report, a study has been attempted to understand the effective use of glazing in different climatic zones of India. As per Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) India is divided into five different climatic zones. With the help of case studies from five different climatic zones, suitable locations for placement of glazing have been analyzed. The study also includes effective use of various glazing systems, like double / triple glazing, gas filled glazing, low- emissivity coating, heat absorbing tints, etc. in reducing energy consumption and enhancing the occupants’ comfort level and their productivity.
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Unique Paper ID: 148434

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2

Page(s): 22 - 33
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