Day Lighting Research on Double Skin Façade (DSF)
M. H. M. Zin1, M. Jamil2, N. L. N. Ibrahim3, A. S. M. Tazilan4
1M. H. M. Zin*, is with the Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 43600 National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
2M. Jamil, is with the Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
3N. L. N. Ibrahim, is with the Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 43600 National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
4A. S. M. Tazilan, is with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 43600 National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on February 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 881-886 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February, 2020. | Retrieval Number: C5362029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C5362.029320
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Abstract: Energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emission are issues that mostly been considered to be solved vitally. As the first layer of the building component, building’s façade function more than just a building’s barrier but it acts as to absorb the necessary natural elements from outside as well as function as an effective interventions. DSF possesses the efficient ability in enhancing the building performance especially on day light. Most of the research studies on DSF focus on the thermal and ventilation performance while study on the day light performance should be conducted since day light acts as the premier energy to the building’s performance. This paper used the literature review as the main source of this study and tabulated through series of tables and pie chart. Result shows that research on day light performance in DSF potentially create various efficient impacts to the building’s performances. This study also identifies the contribution among researchers and practitioners where each of them has their own intention that indicate the benefits on adapting DSF to a building design. Type of climates, cavity width, light shelves, glass characteristics and type of DSF are some of the important elements that need to be considering in producing an efficient daylight performance. This study reveals that more research needs to be conduct among researchers and practitioners on the daylight in DSF due to the various benefits to the buildings and occupants.
Keywords: Day lighting, façade, DSF, research