Guidelines for Effective Residential Solar Shading Devices

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 300
Physical description117 p.
Subjectshading, solar shading device, blinds, screen shade, rollsbuster, window, guidelines, residential heating, residential cooling; Skylights
AbstractThis study presents guidelines for the effective use of solar shading devices installed on residentialwindows under typical Canadian cold climates. The study addresses: thermal peak loads and energy useof old, current and future low or net-zero energy Canadian houses; energy costs and payback periods;thermal and visual comfort conditions near windows; potential risk of moisture condensation on theinterior surfaces of windows; and excessive thermal stresses of window glass panes.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number20945
NPARC number20374281
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Record created2012-07-23
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