Manuscript received January 28, 2023; revised March 22, 2023; accepted May 25, 2023.
Abstract—The design of large frames is a strategy used to increase the capture of natural light in buildings. However, this solution entails a higher expense related to the use of climate controls. Therefore, this work employs the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology, using the Revit software, and its Green Building Studio and Insight plug-ins, to define a roadmap to test various window frames on the facade and their effects on energy consumption. It was concluded that the size of the frames directly impacts energy efficiency, especially in hot climate regions, highlighting the relevance of this kind of study to obtain more sustainable buildings.
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