Calculation of below-grade residential heat loss: low-rise residential building

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
ISSN0001-2505
Volume93
Issue1
Pages74383; # of pages: 661
Subjectheat losses; basements; floors on grade; basement walls; floors; maximum rate heat loss determination; heating season - total heat loss; house heat balance; analytical and experimental data; factor set; basement heat loss factors; Heat performance
AbstractA simple calculation makes it possible to determine the maximum rate of below-grade heat loss from a basement and the total heat loss over the heating season. The procedure accounts for the variation of below-grade heat loss during the year. This is a significant factor in the house heat balance. Analytical as well as experimental data are used to develop a set of factors that are then used in the calculation of below-grade heat loss. This note is a revised and extended version of an ASHRAE paper [NRCC No. 20416]. This revision extends the full basement calculation procedure to include slab-on-grade and shallow basement heat loss calculations.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1564
NRC number29605
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NPARC number20377257
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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