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Literature review for window and shadings use for single family buildings

asked 2015-01-18 12:26:24 -0600

Theo's avatar

updated 2015-08-06 04:49:12 -0600

I am interested for data for measured typical uses of windows and shading devices for single family buildings. I know about Annex 66 from the IEA, but they do not have any published data yet.

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I think it'd be great to include at minimum a link to said Annex of IEA, and maybe summarize very briefly what the annex does include.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2015-02-03 13:12:12 -0600 )edit
Theo's avatar Theo  ( 2015-02-06 12:46:27 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-02-03 10:58:30 -0600

updated 2015-02-03 13:16:33 -0600

While not measured, the Building America House Simulation Protocols gives a data point:

Solar gains through windows shall be modified by a constant interior shading multiplier of 0.7, meaning that all solar gains are reduced by 30% through use of blinds, shades, or curtains.

I'm not sure the source of that number—it predates my involvement. There's also assumptions about opening up windows for natural ventilation cooling:

In situations where it is a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday and there is a cooling load, windows will be opened if the cooling capacity of OA flow can maintain the cooling set point, the outdoor humidity ratio is less than 0.0115, and the outdoor relative humidity is less than 70%. The natural ventilation rate shall be calculated using the Sherman-Grimsrud model (Sherman and Grimsrud 1980). Twenty percent of the maximum openable area for windows on each façade and on each floor shall be open. Windows are assumed to be closed once the indoor temperature below the temperature specified in Table 46, or if the air change rate exceeds 20 air changes per hour.

I'd be interested in hearing if there is any measured data on these topics.

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