Different Façade Types and Building Integration in Energy Efficient Building Design Strategies





Façade systems, Façade materials, Building envelope, Energy efficiency, Indoor comfort conditions


Building façades play a major role in improving the effects of outdoor environment conditions on indoor comfort conditions. Façades, which are designed as energy efficiency, are created according to different performance parameters and can offer solutions appropriate for the climatic condition. This paper aims to describe and highlight the role of design and application determinants in building façade types according to energy efficiency in different climatic classes. For this purpose, 12 building façade types in different climate types were investigated and analyzed by a purposive or judgmental sampling technique. Façade analyses have been carried out by considering double skin, adaptive, photovoltaic panel, vertical green, media and structural membrane façades created as a result of developing technological opportunities. Balance of heat loss and gain, preventing overheating, providing daylight and natural ventilation, active and mechanical solutions for climate-sensitive, noise control, recycling and evaluating the initial investment cost are presented. With examinations, it has been determined that different façade systems are innovative construction systems in creating energy efficiency. It has been concluded that the effect of improving indoor comfort conditions of the building by controlling the outdoor environment conditions with the construction of different facade systems is very important in the architectural process. With the development of technology and smart systems, the impact of the façades on the climate analysis and energy efficient design strategies will be much more important in the future

Author Biography

Muammer Yaman, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Gazi University

PhD Candidate / Research Asisstant



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How to Cite

Yaman, M. (2021). Different Façade Types and Building Integration in Energy Efficient Building Design Strategies. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 8(2), 49–61. https://doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v8.n2.732