Date: September 8, 2021
Presentation Title: “Keys to Making BIPV Happen Today in Super Low Energy Buildings: Case Study”
Presentation Date and Time: 8th September 2021, 11:15 – 12:00 (Singapore Time) [Completed]
Video-on-demand available till 31st October 2021
Presentation Synopsis: Globally, over 50% of the population lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the world’s urban population will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion. City leaders must move quickly to plan for growth and provide the basic services, infrastructure, and affordable housing to their expanding population needs. Therefore, the need to create energy efficient buildings and to adopt renewable energy has become all the more important. Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is the latest technology that could contribute to the increased adoption of renewable energy at the building scale. A BIPV system mainly consists of a laminated safety glass with embedded solar cells integrated into the building envelope. BIPV could be integrated into the façade or the roof of the building envelope; also harvesting solar energy.
Integrating photovoltaics into the building envelope can provide savings in materials as well as maximizing the area for PV deployment and hence reducing electricity costs. BIPV also reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and carbon emissions thereby providing a sustainable solution to the building. To accelerate the adoption of BIPV, AGC will present the keys to make it happen in Super Low Energy Buildings through case study takeaways.