Calculation of basement heat loss

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Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Pages420437; # of pages: 18
Subjectbasements; heat losses; physical models; ground water; surface temperature; maximum heat loss rate; total seasonal heat loss; Basements and foundations; sous sol (batiment); deperdition de chaleur; modele physique; eaux souterraines; temperature superficielle
AbstractA simple calculation makes it possible to determine the maximum rate of heat loss from a basement and the total basement heat loss over the heating season. The procedure assumes that variation of basement heat loss during the year is a significant factor in the house heat balance; and it utilizes analytical as well as experimental data to develop a set of factors that are then used in the calculation of basement heat loss. This paper is a compilation of the pertinent sections of a publication describing in detail several studies undertaken by the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada on basement heat loss.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23378
NPARC number20378107
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Record created2012-07-24
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