Air leakage values for residential windows

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Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Pages8188; # of pages: 8
AbstractAir leakage through windows constitutes a major component of the heating load in residences and other buildings, and can also be a significant part of the cooling load. The increased emphasis on heat insulation in recent years, especially with electric heating, has reduced the proportion of heat loss due to wall and roof transmission and has focused attention on windows. The window air infiltration information in the current ASHRAE Guide and Data Book is based on tests conducted on windows in use duringt the period 1924 to 1931.Since that time, many new designs have been developed and there have been modifications to some of the older types. It is natural, therefore, that the applicability of the Guide and Data Book data to current windows is sometimes questioned.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number9786
NPARC number20377765
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Record identifierd980a6f9-34d8-4c1e-929c-56e39d59dffc
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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