Technological and performance issues in an intervention of retrofitting through greenery systems

  • Gaetano Sciuto DICAr - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Stefano Cascone DICAr - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Gianpiero Evola DIEEI - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Carolina Leone DICAr - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura, Università degli Studi di Catania

Abstract

This research is aimed at evaluating the energy performance of an existing building in
Mediterranean climate, and to assess the benefit coming from various retrofit solutions of the
building envelope, such as green roof and facades. By means of dynamic simulations, validated
with experimental results, the reduction in both internal air temperature and cooling load was
estimated. In addition, the impact of the green shielding on the windows in terms of indoor
visual comfort was assessed, and suitable soluitons were envisaged.

Published
2019-06-17
How to Cite
SCIUTO, Gaetano et al. Technological and performance issues in an intervention of retrofitting through greenery systems. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 141-154, june 2019. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/222>. Date accessed: 11 nov. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v5i1.222.
Section
Building and Design Technology