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ERIC Number: ED035213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 28
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Summertime Temperatures in Buildings Without Air-Conditioning.
Loudon, A. G.
Many modern buildings become uncomfortably warm during sunny spells in the summer, and until recently there was no simple, reliable method of assessing at the design stage whether a building would become overheated. This paper describes a method of calculating summertime temperatures which was developed at the Building Research Station, and gives data on parameters required for calculation. These include--(1) solar radiation intensities, (2) solar gain factors for glass, (3) blinds and other sun controls, and (4) 'admittances' of building components which are a measure of the ability of the components to smooth out diurnal temperatures in the building. (TC)
Publications Officer, Building Research Station, Bucknalls Lane, Garston, Watford, Herts, England (single copies free)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts (England). Building Research Station.
Note: Paper presented at IHVE-BRS Symposium "Thermal Environment in Modern Buildings - Aspects Affecting the Design Team" (February 29, 1968)