Subtask A: Criteria for Architectural Integration


T.41.A.3/1 Designing Solar Thermal Systems for Architectural Integration
Criteria and guidelines for product and system developers
February 2014 - PDF 5.07MB
Editor: Christian Roecker & Maria Cristina Munari Probst
This document is addressed to manufacturers of solar thermal systems. It describes the main criteria for a successful integration of solar thermal systems in buildings and proposes a methodology for the design of systems specifically conceived for building integration. For each specific sub-technology, it provides a comprehensive set of practical recommendations that should lead to the production of new systems appealing to architects.
T.41.A.3/1 Designing Solar Thermal Systems for Architectural Integration
T.41.A.3/2 Designing Photovoltaic Systems for Architectural Integration
Criteria and guidelines for product and system developers
November 2013 - PDF 3.01MB
By: Klaudia Farkas, Laura Maturi, Alessandra Scognamiglio, Francesco Frontini, Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker, Marja Lundgren
Editor: Klaudia Farkas
This document is addressed to manufacturers of photovoltaic systems. It describes the main criteria for a successful integration of PV systems in buildings and proposes a methodology for the design of systems specifically conceived for building integration. For each specific sub-technology, it provides a comprehensive set of practical recommendations that should lead to the production of new systems appealing to architects.
T.41.A.3/2 Designing Photovoltaic Systems for Architectural Integration
T.41.A.2: Solar Energy Systems in Architecture - Integration Criteria and Guidelines
Subtask A: Criteria for Architectural Integration
March 2013 - PDF 26.66MB
By: Klaudia Farkas, Francesco Frontini, Laura Maturi, Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker, Alessandra Scognamiglio, Isa Zanetti
Editor: MariaCristina Munari Probst & Christian Roecker (EPFL-LESO)
This document is conceived for architects and intended to be as clear and practical as possible. It summarizes the knowledge needed to integrate active solar technologies (solar thermal and photovoltaics) into buildings, handling at the same time architectural integration issues and energy production requirements. Solar thermal and photovoltaics are treated separately, but the information is given following the same structure: 1- Main technical information; 2- Constructive/functional integration possibilities in the envelope layers; 3- System sizing and positioning criteria; 4- Good integration examples; 5- Formal flexibility offered by standard products; 6 - Innovative market products. To complete the information the manual ends with a short section dedicated to the differences and similarities between solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, with the purpose to help architects make an energetic and architecturally optimized use of the sun exposed surfaces of their buildings.
T.41.A.2: Solar Energy Systems in Architecture - Integration Criteria and Guidelines
Product Developments and Dissemination Activities
Coordinated by Subtask A
September 2012 - PDF 3.98MB
By: Miguel Pires Amado, Klaudia Farkas, Francesco Frontini, Alessia Giovanardi, Susanne Gosztonyi, Caroline Hachem, Merete Hoff, Margarethe Korolkow, Marja Lundgren, Laura Maturi, Maria Cristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker, Alessandra Scognamiglio, Mark Snow
Editor: Gabriele Lobaccaro & Maria Wall
This document shows product developments and dissemination activities carried out within the framework of, or in close relation to, the project IEA SHC Task 41; Solar Energy and Architecture. This Task gathered researchers and practicing architects from 14 countries in the three year project whose aim was to identify the obstacles architects are facing when incorporating solar design in their projects, to provide resources for overcoming these barriers and to help improving architects’ communication with other stakeholders in the design of solar buildings. Participating countries were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The report gives not a complete list of activities, but shows the different types of activities to spread the findings in Task 41 and to initiate product developments in participating countries.
Product Developments and Dissemination Activities
Web-site: Innovative solar products for architectural integration
Subtask A: Criteria for Architectural Integration
September 2012
By: MariaCristina Munari Probst, Christian Roecker, Laurent Deschamps (EPFL-LESO)
This website shows in an attractive way the innovative/inspiring solar products for building integration now available on the market. The website is dedicated to architects and has three sections: photovoltaic, solar thermal and hybrid systems. By choosing a specific technology and integration approach (roof integration, façade integration, balcony…) the user receives a selection of appropriate products, presented in the form of virtual A4 sheets. These sheets include dedicated information, contact details and pictures, both of the product alone and in situation on buildings.
T.41.A.1: Building Integration of Solar Thermal and Photovoltaics – Barriers, Needs and Strategies
Subtask A: Criteria for Architectural Integration
May 2012 - PDF 3.16MB
By: Klaudia Farkas (NTNU, Norway), Miljana Horvat (Ryerson University, Canada)
This first report of Subtask A describes the results of a large international survey on the reasons why architects do not use or rarely use solar technologies, and gives proposals to help overcome these barriers by identifying the architect’s needs in this area.
T.41.A.1: Building Integration of Solar Thermal and Photovoltaics – Barriers, Needs and Strategies