Page/ Investigates Glass-To-Wall Ratios
Designers used FenestraPro to experiment with the implications of a range of glass to wall ratios while exporting data to comparatively analyze the results.
Stage: Schematic Design
Understand Energy Codes in Revit
For Thermal Performance and Glass To Wall Ratio
Compare and Contrast Glazing Types
From over 1000+ IGUs
Parametric Analysis of Glazing Distribution
Export Revit Model Data Directly Into FenestraPro
Page/ is a leading global design firm and hugely influential in design across multiple sectors. The Higher Education Team at Page/, Page/academic, provides design solutions that are particular and responsive to academic programmes and economics. From campus planning to higher education, Page/academic ranked 13 in 110 by Building Design + Construction in 2016.
As part of a campus masterplan in the northeastern part of Houston, this building had a fixed orientation. Using a single day of peak solar load, the designers efficiently experimented with a range of glass to wall ratios - from 10 % to 90% - to see the implications of their design decisions in real-time. The designers then exported the data calculations to FenestraPro Snapshots to comparatively analyse the results. In consideration of Prescriptive Energy Codes IECC-2015 and the threshold where shading becomes beneficial, FenestraPro graphically demonstrated the optimal glass-to-wall ratio per façade and provided detailed solutions.
Carried out by a Building Performance Analyst as part of the Higher Education design team at PageThink, this exercise using FenestraPro led to data-driven decision-making. This investigation into glass-to-wall ratio, which can often take days, was carried out in a matter of hours and informed the team of limits and opportunities of varying glazing solutions for each façade.
Key Features Used
Glazing Analysis Application
Compare and Contrast Shading Solutions
Seamlessly Export BIM Data
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