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Innovative Breathing Facades Technology as a Solution for Building Energy Efficiency

The issue of energy efficiency in recent years has become an interesting topic. This is in accordance with assessments from several green building certification agencies in Indonesia and green building certification agencies from Malaysia (GreenRE, Green Building Index), as well as green building certification agencies from Singapore (BCA Green Mark) which gives each a maximum rating for energy efficiency points. The sector that contributes the largest energy consumption in the world based on data from the United Nations Environment Sectors is the building sector, around 35% in 2020, and in 2021 it will increase to 36%. In recent years high-performance "building envelopes” that integrate lighting, shading, and natural ventilation have the possibility to help reduce the energy used in building operations. Another factor caused by the building envelope system is to create visual effects and building aesthetics. This technology in some studies is called "facade breathing". The purpose of this research is to find a model that can flow wind according to standards and a model that can produce natural lighting according to standards. This research was conducted by simulation method. Simulation with Autodesk CFD to measure wind speed flowing into buildings. Simulation with Dialux Evo to measure natural lighting entering the building. The simulation results show that natural lighting, from the three degrees of opening (30°, 60°, and 90°) produces standard illumination above 50% in the room. The simulation results of wind speed also show similar results. The “folding umbrella" breathing façade consistently circulates air into the room between 40% -57% at all degrees of opening.

Sustainable Architecture, Efficiency Energy, Breathing Facade

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Ahmad Uleng, Sugini. (2023). Innovative Breathing Facades Technology as a Solution for Building Energy Efficiency. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 9(3), 110-119.

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Ahmad Uleng; Sugini. Innovative Breathing Facades Technology as a Solution for Building Energy Efficiency. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2023, 9(3), 110-119. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20230903.16

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Ahmad Uleng, Sugini. Innovative Breathing Facades Technology as a Solution for Building Energy Efficiency. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2023;9(3):110-119. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20230903.16

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