Solar heat gain through glass walls

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-39
Physical description6 p.
Subjectsolar heating; heat gains; glasses (materials); windows
AbstractSolar heat gain can be substantially reduced by orienting a building so that there is a minimum of glass in the east and west facades. Solar heat gain through south facing windows can be controlled during the summer by outside shades or by tilting; if they are double glazed such windows do not increase the energy requirements for heating in the southern part of Canada. Heat gain in the east or west facades can be reduced by using double glazing. Finally blinds can be used to reduce solar heating.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Gains de chaleur solaire au travers des fenêtres et des parements vitrés
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-1772
NPARC number20326735
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Record identifier898c67b1-d4b2-4826-9211-6e6132e70747
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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