Canadian program for R and D energy conservation in buildings

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Subjectenergy conservation; research and development; energy resources; buildings; standards; Energy efficiency
AbstractThe program consists of two main parts: 1) development of energy standards for buildings; 2) development of alternatives to burning oil and natural gas for heating buildings. The first part includes the development of improved methods and data for predicting the energy consumption of buildings, the training of designers in the use of the new methods, and the development of energy budgets for various kinds of occupancies, which can be used to judge the effectiveness of a building design from the energy point of view. The second part deals with ways of utilizing uranium, coal, garbage and by-product heat from industrial processes for heating buildings and sanitary water. (There is a separate program for the utilization of solar energy for these purposes.) The approach that appears to be most promising involves a combination of district heating and the use of electricity.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number16113
NPARC number20378372
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Record created2012-07-24
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