Field assessment of the effect of different spectrally selective low emissivity glass coatings on the energy consumption in residential application in cold climates

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Conference11th Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference: 22 March 2007, Banff, Alberta
Pages116; # of pages: 16
Subjectlow emissivity glass coatings, solar heat gains, passive solar design, heating and cooling design, window energy performance; Energy efficiency
AbstractThe question: ?How large an effect can changing the glazing system's solar heat gain characteristics have on the overall energy consumption of a house?? can be posed by energy analysts, homeowners and glazing specialists alike. In an effort to quantify such an effect, two sealed, low emissivity, insulating glazing systems (with different solar transmission properties) were evaluated in a side-by-side experiment involving twin-houses, comparing their respective effects on house heating energy consumption (i.e., natural gas for space heating and electricity for air distribution) in a cold climate. This research project was conducted at the Canadian Center for Housing Technology (CCHT) located on the National Research Council Campus in Ottawa. This facility consists of two R-2000 houses that are very nearly identical in every aspect, and are fully instrumented
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49481
NPARC number20377719
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