Evaluation and Simulation of the Effect of the Types of Glazing and the Choice of Materials on the Energy Efficiency of a Building


  • Sami Yaich Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Sfax, Department of Civil Engineering, Sfax, Tunisia
  • Malek Jedidi University of Tunis El Manar, National Engineering School of Tunis, Civil Engineering Laboratory, Tunis, Tunisia


Received: 10 June 2022; Revised: 19 July 2022; Accepted: 22 July 2022; Published Online: 25 July 2022


Tunisia is one of the pioneering developing countries in terms of energyefficiency policy initiated since the mid-1980s. Indeed, energy efficiencyhas become one of the main pillars of the country’s energy strategy,especially with the increase in energy prices. The main objective of thiswork is to give an idea of the impact that certain choices made during thedesign of a building can have on its energy balance, namely the orientationof the facades, the types of glazing and their surfaces, the choice ofmaterials, etc. The calculation of the building’s energy requirement wasdetermined using the transient systems simulation program TRNSYS(version 18) with a modular structure.


Energy efficiency, Energy requirement, Building, Orientation, Simulation, TRNSYS


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How to Cite

Yaich, S., & Jedidi, M. (2022). Evaluation and Simulation of the Effect of the Types of Glazing and the Choice of Materials on the Energy Efficiency of a Building. Journal of Smart Buildings and Construction Technology, 4(1), 51–59. https://doi.org/10.30564/jsbct.v4i1.4790


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