Determining the optimum thickness of insulation for heated buildings

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Paper (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-TP-187
Physical description12 p.
Subjectinsulating activity; cost benefit analysis; heating ( process); building insulating; Insulation; isolation (operation); analyse cout benefice; chauffage (procede); isolation des constructions
AbstractAn equation for use in calculating the optimum thickness of insulation, which requires the use of relatively simple mathematics, is developed in this paper. The equation has universal application in that it may be used for housing, public, or commercial buildings. Examples of the use of the equation to determine the optimum thickness of insulation for a house and a public school are given. Sources and methods of obtaining values to be substituted in the equation for the various items are discussed.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 8151
NPARC number20379033
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Record created2012-07-24
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