Krietemeyer, B., Rogler, K. “Real-Time Multi-Zone Building Performance Impacts of Occupant Interaction with Dynamic Façade Systems.” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the Association for Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) – Real Time: Extending the Reach of Computation (Vienna, Austria) (2015)
Recent developments in responsive electroactive materials are increasing the rate at which next-generation façade technologies can respond to environmental conditions, building energy demands, and the actions of building occupants. Simulating the real-time performance of dynamic façade systems is critical for
understanding the impacts that occupant response will have on whole-building energy performance and architectural design. This paper describes a method for real-time analysis of the multi-zone building performance impacts of occupant interaction with a dynamic façade system, the Electroactive Dynamic Display
System (EDDS). The objective is to optimize EDDS implementation and define system limitations, incorporate EDDS as a dynamic factor in multi-zone building energy analyses, and provide real-time feedback of building performance data based on environmental conditions and occupant interactions. Preliminary results of parametric simulation methods demonstrate the ability of dynamic façade systems to consider real-time occupant interaction in the analysis of daylighting and thermal performance of buildings.