Prediction of building envelope performance in the design stage: an application for office buildings

Unver R., Akdag N., Gedik G., Ozturk L., Karabiber Z.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.39, no.2, pp.143-152, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2003.08.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-152
  • Keywords: building envelope, office, heat, sound, light
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Building envelope should provide visual, thermal and acoustical comfort in accordance with the function of the room. The material properties of the translucent-window- and opaque components-wall- of the building envelope and the ratio of these components are effective in the establishment of comfort conditions in an interior. The perfection of the building envelope design is highly related to the consideration of all parameters together for visual, thermal and acoustical comfort.