Thermal Envelope Houses

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Journal titleBuilding Practice Note, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
Subjectresidential facilities; energy conservation; costs; thermal insulation; Insulation
AbstractThe thermal envelope house is the product of an innovative approach to energy efficient design. Known also as envelope, double envelope and double shell houses, these buildings are intended to provide architecturally pleasing spaces and a high degree of comfort while minimizing heating costs. The purpose of this note is to describe the construction and operation of this type of home and the advantages and limitations of the approach.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en francais: Les maisons à enveloppe thermique
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number1605
NPARC number20377322
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Record identifier25f75290-ed50-47cd-a9b3-faaef1618e73
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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