ERIC Number: ED035173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Research Study in the Cost of Housing, Volume 3.
New York State Div. of Housing and Community Renewal, Albany.
The results of a study based on experiments conducted in multistory fireproof structures of public housing projects, and in a mock-up simulating all conditions of a fireproof structure, are reported. The findings are based on tests conducted during several winter seasons, none of which deviated markedly from the norm in New York City. The following conclusions are drawn--(1) a structure with conventional cavity walls with single glazed sash requires 2.3 per cent times as much energy to heat as a structure with polystyrene insulated cavity walls and double glazed sash with thermo-barrier frames, (2) savings in the initial construction of the better insulated buildings are estimated at $10,150, and (3) the savings in the cost of maintenance are indicated at $15,531 per annum. A history of the experiment is given along with drawings and charts. (RK)
Descriptors: Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Environmental Research, Facility Case Studies, Housing, Maintenance, Structural Building Systems
New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Albany, New York
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Div. of Housing and Community Renewal, Albany.