Effect of building mass on annual heating energy requirements

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ConferenceProceedings of the 2nd International CIB Symposium on Energy Conservation in the Built Environment : Session 2: 1979, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pages716; # of pages: 10
Subjectsimulators (programs); heating (process); single family dwellings; office buildings; Heating; simulateur (programme); chauffage (procede); maison unifamiliale; batiment de bureaux
AbstractBased entirely on computer simulation, this study was carried out to determine the effect of the heat storage capacity of a building on its annual heating requirements. Specifically, the annual energy requirements were computed for a large office building and for a single-family house for three Canadian annual weather cycles and for a range of building interior and exterior wall thermal storage capacities. The study indicates that the thermal storage capacity of a building has a relatively small influence on the annual energy requirement for heating.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18486
NPARC number20377795
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