ERIC Number: ED146695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Window Design Strategies to Conserve Energy. NBS Building Science Series 104.
Hastings, S. Robert; Crenshaw, Richard W.
A multitude of design strategies are available to achieve energy-efficient windows. Opportunities for improving window performance fall into six groups: site, exterior appendages, frame, glazing, interior accessories, and building interior. Design strategies within these groups can improve one or more of the six energy functions of windows: solar heating, daylighting, shading, insulation, air tightness, and ventilation. Included in this report are 33 strategies; an explanation of the physical phenomena responsible for each strategy's energy performance, summarized energy and nonenergy advantages and disadvantages; aesthetic considerations; cost approximations; example installations, laboratory studies, or calculations by the authors; and references. Intended readers include professional designers, lessees and owners of commercial space, home buyers and owners. The report's purpose is to draw attention to the wide range of options currently available to conserve energy with windows. (Author)
Descriptors: Building Design, Climate Control, Construction Materials, Design Requirements, Energy Conservation, Lighting, Performance Specifications, Site Selection, Solar Radiation, Standards, Structural Elements (Construction), Ventilation, Windows
Superintendents of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (SD Catalog No. C13.29/2:104; Stock No. 003-003-01794-9; $3.75; add 25% additional for other than U.S. mailing)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
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