Precast Concrete: Energy-Cost-Effective Building Facades

Architects know that windows should be shaded in the Australian environment, but may have difficulty convincing their clients to do so. This booklet will assist by providing examples of the reduction in peak air conditioning loads, size of air conditioning plant and environmental temperatures achieveable by shading windows.






Contents include:

  • Factors affecting the thermal environment without a building
  • Factors affecting the size of air conditioning plant recurrent energy loads
  • Examples of preferred cross sections for economical use or precast concrete as shading elements
  • Summary
  • References
  • Appedix and glossary.
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