Urbanization has lead to growth of humans. Migration to urban area from rural areas has crowded the cities. Also need to increase business has led to increase in high rise office buildings. It has become a trend to install curtain wall on almost office building. These glass facades traps heat inside; thus increasing the load on HVAC systems altogether. In hotter regions in summer it is really to achieve thermal comfort with air conditioning. Thus using solar shading facade might help reduce the heat due to radiation of sun. These facades would prevent direct sun rays from falling on the glass that would heat the interior. For this experiment I would consider Mumbai since it has hot and humid climate and is the financial capital of India, thus has more number of high rise office building.
Ketki Prashant Bapat
Ketki was born in Mumbai, India. She completed her Bachelors in Architecture from University of Mumbai, India in 2019. She did a thesis project on sports complex in her 5th year of Bachelors. Currently she is studying in first semester of MS in Architecture and building sciences and expected graduation would be December 2020. She is more interested in green building technology and passive technique of air conditioning.