Mass and glass. How much? How little?

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Journal titleASHRAE Journal
Pages2630, 32
Subjectwindows; solar energy; heating (techniques); thermal insulation; optimum window area, type, thermal storage mass; direct gain passive solar houses; ottawa area, ontario, canada; Heat performance; fenetre; energie solaire; chauffage (technique); isolation thermique
AbstractThe energy performance of a house employing south-facing windows depends upon the amount and type of glass and on the thermal mass of the building. A simple graphical procedure is presented that can be used to determine the effects of changes in these parameters on heating energy consumption.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number24758
NPARC number20375614
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Record created2012-07-23
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