Space heating and energy conservation

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-142
Physical description4 p.
Subjectenergy conservation; heat losses; heating equipment; district heating; Heating
AbstractThis Digest points out some ways by which building designers and utility planners can help to conserve fuel. The conservation of fuel for space heating is primarily a matter of minimizing losses. It includes minimizing the amount of energy that leaves a building by conduction through the building envelope, air leakage or exhaust from the building, and the discharge of heat by the cooling system. It goes even further, and involves reducing wastage of heat from power stations by having the heat rejected at a sufficiently high temperature to enable it to be utilized for heating buildings. The implementation of all these concepts can result in very significant savings in the amount of fuel used for space heating in Canada.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Chauffage des locaux et conservation de l'énergie
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1779
NPARC number20326759
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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