Architectural mesh screens for environmental-friendly walling

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Exterior walls are transformed from simple climate- resistant mechanisms to active membranes that allow weather to limit energy use. Advanced architectural mesh designs are used on projects across the world, and they are applied to a broad range of buildings. Many architects refer to design buildings to enhance thermal and visual comfort. These designs incorporate systems to provide protection from summer sun, decrease winter heat loss and use environmental factors for heating, cooling and lighting buildings.

Earlier, central heat or air-conditioning building designs suit the climate and achieve natural cooling or heat maintenance. Screening exterior facades from sun or winter storms is a conventional method that has regained value with increasing global interest in environmental design concepts that create better balance between buildings and environments. These concepts can be essential tools in limiting energy use, while transforming exterior walls from simple climate-defensive methods to more active membranes. These screens are widely used on larger structures.

Advanced facades comprise layer of screens that is placed outside of the primary environmental barrier. These screens act as double cover or second skin to achieve the building’s energy reduction goals. Heanjia has enhanced the potential to model screens potential benefits. There are several types of exterior stainless steel weather screens which are used in innovative projects across the world and show the potential for use of architectural mesh in high-rise buildings.

Stainless steel is a popular material for corrosive conditions with industrial pollution specifically when there is nominal to no maintenance availability with expectation of service of minimum five to six decades.

The mesh screens are usually installed 0.2 to 4 meters away from the wall. The intermediate space is used to moderate heat, light, noise, pollution and other environmental agents. This space offers shading, light and air redirection, heat load balancing and reduces heat loss and gain.

The building’s connections with the environment are enhanced by using architectural mesh. The inner environmental barrier wall usually has operable windows or offers other option for ventilation. The mesh partially shades the inner wall, decreasing summer cooling needs while allowing sufficient daylight to enter the building. During winter, these mesh screens can shelter the inner wall from winter storms, while permitting the sunlight to enter and heat up the building, decreasing heat loads.

Architectural mesh screens can economically reduce energy consumption while enhancing the building’s appearance. They also improve building security and safety by offering visual barriers. In fixed woven mesh, perforated panel or expanded mesh, various factors impact the solar shading benefit and natural interior lighting levels, opening size, solar reflectance and transmittance influence the solar shading benefit and natural interior lighting. Hence, seasonal daylight modeling is essential for design optimization.  In various climates where the sun incidents considerably with each season, the architectural window mesh allows sunlight to enter during the winter, while decreasing the heat gain during summer. There are several factors  based on active architectural mesh, however they are usually operable screens. They work with building’s heating and cooling systems to respond dynamically to different conditions.

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