ERIC Number: ED035259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Reference Count: 0
Glass Walls in North America. Technical Paper No. 179.
Hutcheon, N. B.
Solar heat gains (radiation) and its effects on the building environment are discussed, in conjunction with the proper and improper use of large glass areas in the exterior walls of buildings in North America. The difficulties of solar heat gain and of controlling natural light and glare are outlined and said to influence building comfort and air conditioning needs. Glass types and methods of construction with glass material are analyzed with regard to construction costs. (TG)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Climate, Climate Control, Construction Costs, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Design Requirements, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Glare, Glass, Glass Walls, Heat, Light, Planning, Research, Solar Radiation, Structural Elements (Construction), Thermal Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario). Div. of Building Research.
Note: Reprinted from C.I.B. Bulletin No. 4, 1963, pp19-23