Summer Shading Performance of Awnings at the Canadian Center for Housing Technology

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleClient Report. NRC Institute for Research in Construction
Physical description42 p.
Subjectawnings, shading, cooling energy savings, solar gains, residential energy savings; Lighting
AbstractSolar energy entering the windows of a house can provide significant passive solar heating.Managing these solar gains in all seasons is important to minimizing energy use for spaceheating and cooling, particularly as house performance approaches net-zero energy. During theheating season, maximizing solar gains minimizes energy use, but can result in occasionaloverheating, especially in very energy-efficient houses with large areas of south or west facingwindows. During the cooling season, solar gains should be minimized to reduce cooling loadsand to avoid overheating.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21619
NPARC number20374026
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Record identifier198ad5d0-7ee4-4e0c-9031-eb7906b79857
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-10-03
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