SMART FACADE & ADVANTAGES
It consumes less energy.
Saving on investment cost…
ADAPTIVE FACADE applications, whether designed as "DOUBLE FACADE" or integrated with renewable energy sources, cost at least 3-4 times the normal facade costs. As the SMART FACADE is integrated with the central HVAC system, all savings from the facade reduce the mechanical installation device capacities, thus saving a great deal of installation investment costs, thus reducing the cost of the façade + HVAC.
Mechanical installation applications occupy a large space both inside the suspended ceilings and in mechanical rooms and reduce the building usage area. The SMART FACADE does not require large mechanical rooms, thus increasing the building usage area. The equipment and accessories (air ducts, pipes, dampers etc. in the suspended ceiling) are greatly reduced and almost all of the buildings are drawn to the perimeter area, which results in significant savings in building height. For example, in a multi-storey office building, because the suspended ceiling heights are about 40-50 cm, it is possible to benefit from a height of approximately 8-10 m in a 20-storey building, ie a rent increase of up to 2 floors.
EASIER «ECO-FRIENDLY» DESIGN
Two major problems arise in the use of renewable energy sources with building technologies:
1- INTEGRATED DESIGN
2- ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
1- When trying to adapt any renewable energy source to the building, the integration of these systems with building mechanical-electrical-automation and façade systems constitutes a big problem. Since the process takes too much time and it is not always possible for all disciplines to work together for a long period, design costs are increasing and as a result of inadequate design work, the expected benefit from such systems is not achieved. Since SMART FACADE is already an integrated design product, ie mechanical-electrical-automation and facade elements are designed together, these problems can be prevented. In this way, design times are also shortened and targeted design works can be completed more quickly and without errors.
2- Although the use of renewable energy appeared to be a good idea at first, a good feasibility study cannot be carried out since the cost analyzes cannot be performed sufficiently. Since the investor is not informed enough about the investment and operating costs at the beginning of the design process, either the process ends or the expected savings rates cannot be met. Therefore, although technological opportunities are increasing day by day, investors' desire to use such systems is gradually decreasing.
When designing the SMART FACADE, all year-round outdoor air loads are analyzed so that a realistic energy cost analysis can be performed. When any renewable energy source is "adapted" to the building, this integration can also be analyzed with the facade data generated throughout the year and the contribution of the natural energy source to the building energy costs can be demonstrated. Since the surface temperature distributions of all facade elements are known throughout the building environment, the most comfortable and economical operating regime can be selected in terms of interior comfort.
EASY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
In terms of HVAC (installation), it is necessary to connect these systems to the building installation and to work in harmony with the existing devices in order to benefit from these natural energy sources (solar energy, underground heat, evaporative cooling, etc.). This leads to increased investment and operating costs with additional equipment-piping-automation. In addition, lots of measures are required when using certain technologies. To prevent overheating of the PV panels integrated into the building facade or to solve the hygiene problem as it is desirable to benefit directly from the underground heat excahnger. However, the SMART FACADE is the exact opposite. For example, since the duct section designed for exhaust air at the façade is at negative pressure, energy from any source (either waste heat or edible energy) is transmitted directly to this duct and provides a dynamic insulation. Moreover, there is no hygienic problem since the air passed through this duct does not have any hygienic contact with the building because of the negative pressure.
Another problem encountered in integrating renewable energy sources with building technologies is that these systems require additional operation and maintenance work. This not only increases costs but also reduces system efficiencies due to inadequate operation and maintenance. In addition, since there are no specialist personnel related to each system, these problems may increase in time or create new problems such as personnel training and measurement and evaluation.
Because SMART FACADE provides full integration between mechanical installation and renewable energy sources, much less equipment is used, making it easier and more economical to operate and maintain.