Energy Conservation and Roofs

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378975
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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
ISSN0701-5216
Issue6
Pages16
SubjectRoofing; roofs; heat transfer; energy conservation; thermal properties; insulating products; Roofs
AbstractVarious aspects of the mechanism of heat flow through roofs are reviewed, including heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. Units of heat flow, heating degree-days, heating plant efficiency and thermal upgrading are discussed, as well as the cost of insulation and the optimal thermal resistance for various roof systems.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: L'Economie d'energie et les toitures
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IdentifierBPN-6
NRC number1599
NPARC number20378975
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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