Field performance of exterior solar shadings for residential windows: winter results

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ConferenceIBPSA-Canada eSim Conference: 20 May 2008, Quebec City
Pages18; # of pages: 8
Subjectrollshutter; exterior shading; blinds; solar shading; window; glazing; field measurement; Windows
AbstractExterior window shading devices have the potential to reduce solar overheating in summer and heat losses in winter, and to improve the thermal comfort of occupants compared to interior shadings. This paper reports on the first winter of field measurements intended to develop guidelines for effective exterior, mid-pane (inside the window) and interior window shading devices. Exterior insulating rollshutters were installed on the windows of a typical, four-bedroom, two-storey detached house and their performance was compared to interior blinds installed in an identical neighbouring house. In both houses, the shading devices were open during daytime hours admit solar heat in and were closed during night-time to reduce window heat loss.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50467
NPARC number20377097
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