Hybrid heating research for houses

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Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueJuly 129
Pages1819; # of pages: 2
AbstractThe majority of new houses built in Canada are equipped with combustion-fired, forced-air heating systems. The energy-efficiency of Canadian housing has been dramatically improved over the past three decades due to improvements to forced air heating systems and to the construction of housing envelopes. With the participation of other federal government department partners and several manufacturers, the National Research Council's Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) is seeking further energy-efficiency improvements by examining hybrid-heating schemes suitable for houses that can provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality and further improve energy-efficiency. This research is examining whether heating efficiency can be improved by combining the best features of hydronic heating and forced-air heating and may have a significant impact on Canada's energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48683
NPARC number20377746
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