Dynamic Facade Prototype
This paper describes and analyzes the performance of a dynamic shading device designed to increase occupant comfort in a typical commercial building. The study of the dynamic shading device is done through Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IESVE) software. This software is used to realize the simulations for daylighting, solar heat gain, glare analysis and sun shading capabilities. Bee or Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability software is used to analyze the sustainability and environmental impact of the various materials used. A real prototype is then developed to test the shading devices performance on the Façade Integrated Technologies (FIT) Facilities at the University of Oregon.