Double skin house concept – a study of buffer zone usage in a single family home
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The Double Skin House concept presents an attempt at using a building’s opaque double façade as a buffer zone. Due to more stable temperatures, these unconditioned areas around the building reduce heat losses during the heating season and present better overheating protection in the summer. In this concept the exterior skin protects building from the weather conditions and the interior skin gives thermal insulation. This paper presents the concept and the simulation results run in order to determine its influence on building energy demand.
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