The utilization of internal heat gains

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Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Pages103115; # of pages: 13
SubjectLighting; heat gains; major domestic applicances; lighting equipment; hot water; Heating; Eclairage; apport de chaleur; appareil d'équipement ménager; installation de l'éclairage; eau chaude
AbstractUtilization factors for internal heat gains have been derived from an hour-by-hour computer simulation using actual weather data for 11 Canadian locations. Curves are presented for conditions of constant room temperature and for allowable temperature rises of 2.75 and 5.5 degrees C. For houses with a ratio of internal gains to reference heat loss of less than 0.4, all internal gains can be utilized to offset thermal losses. In addition, the application of the utilization factor method is extended to calculation of heating energy reuirments of other buildings such as apartments, schools and offices.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number27637
NPARC number20358583
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