Towards dynamic active façades

The optimization of building envelopes plays a substantial role in reducing global energy consumption and meeting energy and climate targets. Now, a dynamic photovoltaic building envelope has been demonstrated to improve building energy self-sufficiency, while adapting to changing weather conditions and occupant needs.

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Fig. 1: Soft-robotic-driven adaptive building envelope.


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Lufkin, S. Towards dynamic active façades. Nat Energy 4, 635–636 (2019).

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