Sensitivity of Residential Heating Energy to Building Envelope Thermal Conductance

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TypeArticle
Journal titleBuilding Research Note
ISSN0701-5232
Volume177
Pages17
Subjectenergy; consumption; domestic heating; climates; insulating products; thermal conductivity; Building envelope; energie; consommation (activite); chauffage domestique; climat; isolant; conductivite thermique
AbstractA two-storey house with basement was modelled using the ENCORE computer program and the climatic conditions of 10 locations in Canada and four different levels of insulation. A direct correlation was found between the above-grade envelope thermal conductance and energy consumption. This correlation could not be reproduced using modified degree-day or variable degree-day heat loss calculations. Modifications to these calculations that would be required to reflect the correlation are discussed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierBRN-177
NRC number1715
NPARC number20377008
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Record created2012-07-24
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