Data underlying the publication: Solar Cooling Integrated Façades: Key perceived enabling factors and prospects of future applications

doi: 10.4121/bead775f-2674-477a-85b5-cf8446291348.v1
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doi: 10.4121/bead775f-2674-477a-85b5-cf8446291348
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Hamida, Hamza ; Konstantinou, Thaleia; Prieto, Alejandro; Klein, Tillmann (2023): Data underlying the publication: Solar Cooling Integrated Façades: Key perceived enabling factors and prospects of future applications. Version 1. 4TU.ResearchData. dataset.
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This study is part of an ongoing Ph.D. research in the Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands. The study was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) at TU Delft on 04-April-2022. The research team obtained the informed consent from all participants involved in the study. The authors followed the committee regulations, including the interview tools for recording as well as the obtaining the interviewee’s signature in a consent form. The interviewees signed the consent form and agreed on allowing audio-recording of the interviews that will be stored on the institutional storage drive where it will has a restricted access only among the study team. Furthermore, they agreed on using, processing, and publishing the anonymized transcriptions of the interviews. The audio-recording for the virtual and in-person interviews was conducted by Microsoft Teams platform and Tascam DR-05 digital recorder, respectively. 

The study aimed to identify main factors enabling the widespread integration of solar cooling technologies in façades from the point of view of various experts. An interview guide was designed to tackle main aspects to be considered for supporting the widespread application, including technical &product-related, financial-related, and process &stakeholder-related aspects. The qualitative interviews in this study tackled practitioners and applied researchers that are experts in the European building industry. The interviews were based on a purposive, non-probabilistic, sampling. The main criteria considered for selecting interviewees include that experts should achieve one or more of the following conditions to ensure their competence:   

  • Involvement in the façade design and construction industry (design, production, assembly, and/or operation/maintenance).
  • Involvement in projects related to the application or façade integration of solar/solar cooling technologies.   
  • Involvement in the research& development (R&D) or applied research in relevant fields, such as multi-functional façades, including prototyping façade products integrating solar/solar cooling technologies or other relevant subject.

The data analysis involved a hybrid approach, combining deductive and inductive coding. Taking into account all of the previously mentioned criteria, the finalized number of interviews was 23. The interviews were conducted between 19-May-2022 and 26-September-2022.

  • 2023-06-26 first online, published, posted
Anonymized Results.xlsx "results obtained from the 23 interviews"; Interview 1-Anonymized.pdf till Interview 23-Anonymized.pdf "Anonymized transcripts of all the 23 interviews"
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology


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