Energy conservation and roofs

  1. (PDF, 3 MB)
  2. Get@NRC: Energy conservation and roofs (Opens in a new window)
DOIResolve DOI:
AuthorSearch for:
TypeTechnical Report
Series titleBuilding Practice Note; no. 6
Physical description19 p.
SubjectRoofing; heat transfer; energy conservation; thermal properties; insulating products; Roofs; Couvertures
AbstractVarious aspects of the mechanism of heat flow through roofs are reviewed, including heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation. Units of heat flow, heating degree-days, heating plant efficiency and thermal upgrading are discussed, as well as the cost of insulation and the optimal thermal resistance for various roof systems.
Publication date
PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
Translation of
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-1599
NPARC number20378975
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier24739309-7a67-4fb4-af83-bb1f797a45dc
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-09-29
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)
Date modified: