Branko Slavkovic

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This paper examines the possibilities of improving the energy performance of an existing industrial building by application of the double skin façade on the revitalization of the building envelope in the climatic conditions of the city Novi Pazar, Republic of Serbia. The aim is to examine the impact of choosing the type of glazing, in the processes of revitalization, on the energy needs of industrial buildings for heating and cooling, as well as the contribution of the measures implemented to improve the energy performance of the selected type and model of industrial building. The energy performance of buildings was obtained using the software DesignBuilder and EnergyPlus simulation platform, taking into account the parameters of required internal temperature and climate data for the Republic of Serbia. The comparative analysis of the results of energy simulation according to the criterion of achieving greater energy savings and reduced carbon dioxide emissions was performed. The methodological approach in this research involves creating revitalization scenarios of industrial buildings with a shed roof construction, selection of the specific building according to whose properties by numerical simulation possibilities for energy revitalization depletion were investigated and comparative analysis of the obtained results was performed. The primary objective of this research is to investigate the impact of choosing the type of glazing on the energy performance of industrial buildings with a shed roof construction and to determine the optimal approach to energy revitalization of existing industrial buildings with the implementation of the double skin façade under the climatic conditions of the city Novi Pazar, Republic of Serbia. The results of this paper indicate the negative characteristics of the kopilit glass to solar gains, whose retention requires a large amount of heating energy. While replacing of kopilit glass with a low-energy glass increases the amount of energy required to cooling of the building. With this research, through various revitalization scenarios, it is also indicated that using a double skin façade in the revitalization process of the selected building, has a very similar impact on reducing CO2 emissions regardless of the type of glazing choice.


type of glazing, adaptive reuse, energy efficiency, renewable energy, legislation

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