Field Assessment of the Thermal Characteristics of Innovative Glazing Systems at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description135 p.
Subjectwindow glazing, low-e-coating, solar gain, low emissivity, residential; Housing technology; Windows
AbstractThe energy consumption of twin research houses was compared for high solar heat gain (HSG) and low solar heat gain (LSG) glazing systems. The glazing systems were compared for 28 days during the winter and 23 days during the summer. During these periods, all 31 glazing units in the test house were fitted with LSG glazing and compared to 31 HSG glazed windows in the reference house. The impact of the glazing on solar gains, heating and air conditioning energy consumption, window surface temperatures and room temperatures was monitored. RESFEN, HOT2000 and ESPr computer simulation was used to compare the field trial and modeling results.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-19576
NPARC number20377183
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Record identifier2710ac84-845b-4d59-820a-3bea0e376dfd
Record created2012-07-24
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