This research investigates the potential of kinetic façade reinforcement strategy to reduce the energy consumption of existing buildings in a cold-dominated zone by lowering the cooling load with a mobile solar control system and effective solar control. In this context, a kinetic façade system was proposed for a public building with high transparency in Karabük, Turkey, and the fixed shading elements of the existing building were compared with solar heat gain. For the kinetic façade scenario, the study workflow was developed by a visual programming environment in a Building Information Modeling (BIM) application. The flexible movement of individual kinetic panels was determined by the kinetic panel opening factor and sun path. To determine the effect of typological differences on solar control in the kinetic facade system, horizontal kinetic folded panels and vertical kinetic folded panels were investigated. As a result, a reduction of up to 11.52% was found in solar heat gain during the highest solar radiation intensity days for the existing public building.

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