Determining the Optimum Thermal Resistance for Walls and Roofs

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume105
Pages13
SubjectRoofing; insulating (activity); thermal resistance; optimization; walls; roofs; economic analysis; thermal insulation; Heat performance; Couvertures
AbstractThis note deals with the question of economical thickness of insulation, taking into account inflation and the expected increase in the cost of fuel during the lifetime of a building. The analysis indicates that an R value of 20 for a wall would be appropriate for most parts of Canada.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: Determination de la resistance thermique optimale pour les murs et les toits
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IdentifierBRN-105
NRC number1674
NPARC number20377088
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Record identifier02e06027-4318-48e5-80c8-ccef7690bde1
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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