Walls, Windows and Roofs for the Canadian Climate: A Summary of the Current Basis for Selection and Design

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSpecial Technical Publication, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
Volume1
Pages117
SubjectRoofing; air barriers; building materials; insulating (activity); psychrometry; temperature gradients; thermal insulation; Air and vapour barriers; Heat performance
AbstractIt is postulated that the "raison d'être" of a building is to protect the contents from the outside conditions. For most human occupancies this entails separating two air masses. The physical phenomena involved in this separation are examined, and the methods of controlling each discussed. The design of the components required to effect this control is then evolved.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: Murs, fenêtres et toî tures pour le climat canadien: Resumé des principes courants pour le choix et la conception
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IdentifierDBR-STP-1
NRC number13487
1476
NPARC number20386202
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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