Optimization of Energy Efficiency and Environmental Comfort in Broiler House

  •  Moacir José Dalmina Junior    
  •  Jair Antonio Cruz Siqueira    
  •  Carlos Eduardo Camargo Nogueira    
  •  Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza    
  •  Luciene Kazue Tokura    


The objective of the study was to develop a design methodology involving a mixed system for better use of natural lighting and ventilation, together with electrical heating and ventilation systems that are currently used in commercial aviaries. Two building models were analyzed, one open conventional, and the other developed specifically for this study, with a cross ventilation brise-soleil system that provided greater energy efficiency in aviaries. Subsequently, the two models were compared using Autodesk’s Revit software through the Green Building Studio, to analyze the energy consumption of buildings during the year. The results showed that the model of poultry developed for the study proved to be more efficient in relation to the model of open poultry. The proposed broiler house was 21.07% more efficient than the conventional open aviary.

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