Building Notes on Thermal Upgrading of Building Elements

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description136 p.
SubjectRoofing; energy conservation; walls; roofs; floors; ceilings; windows; doors; Building envelope
AbstractConcern has grown in many countries over the large amounts of energy used to heat buildings. In Canada roughly one third of all secondary energy has been used to heat buildings. The cold climate and some other factors such as long transportation routes have made Canadians one of the highest per capita energy users of the world. DBR staff has made efforts to stay abreast of similar efforts in other countries. One of these countries is Switzerland where there is a coordinated effort to deal with the subject. The Federal Office for Economic Development (Bundesamt fur Konjunkturfragen) has organized courses for professional development as part of its Incentive Program for Thermal Upgrading of Buildings. For these courses a series of Information Sheets (Merkblaetter) were published which are the subject of this translation. These Information Sheets deal in detail with methods of improving the thermal performance of walls, roofs, floors, ceilings, windows and doors. While they deal partly with types of construction that are not common in Canada, many aspects and their approach warrant attention. They provide another view of the same problem and thus could encourage Canadians to consider new ways of dealing with the problem.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number1641
NPARC number20386594
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-10-03
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