ENCORE-CANADA : Computer program for the study of energy consumption of residential buildings in Canada

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ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on the Use of Computers for Environmental Engineering Related to Buildings: 10 May 1978, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Pages439450; # of pages: 12
Subjectenergy conservation; simulators (programs); heating ( process); residential facilities; mathematical models; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThe paper describes the mathematical methods employed in the ENCORE-CANADA computer program which predicts the hourly as well as the annual heating requirements of small residential- type buildings. ENCORE-CANADA is primarily intended for researchers, designers and consulting engineers interested in energy conservation measures. The model includes the effects of thermal storage, internal heat gains, basement and air infiltration losses, transmission heat losses and solar heat gains. The heating system is a thermostatically controlled oil-fired furnace with warm air distribution. Hourly solar radiation and weather data for various Canadian cities are used to simulate outdoor conditions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number17663
NPARC number20378655
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Record created2012-07-24
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