Energy simulation studies in IEA/SHC task 18 advanced glazing and associated materials for solar and building applications

Robert Sullivan, Stephen Selkowitz, Ismo Heimonen, Hans Simmler, P. Eggimann, Thomas Frank, Peter R. Lyons, P.C. Thomas, Inger Andresen, Øyvind Aschehoug

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    Researchers participating in IEA/SHC Task 18 on advanced glazing materials have as their primary objective the development of new innovative glazing products such as high performance glazings, wavelength selective glazings, chromogenic optical switching devices, and light transport mechanisms that will lead to significant energy use reductions and increased comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Part of the Task 18 effort involves evaluation of the energy and comfort performance of these new glazings through the use of various performance analysis simulation tools. Eleven countries (Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States) are contributing to this multi-year simulation study to better understand the complex heat transfer interactions that determine window performance. Each country has selected particular simulation programs and identified the following items to guide the simulation tasks: (1) geographic locations; (2) building types; (3) window systems and control strategies; and (4) analysis parameters of interest. This paper summarizes the results obtained thus far by several of the research organizations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWindow Innovations 95
    Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings, a world conference on state-of-the-art window technologies for energy efficiency in buildings
    Place of PublicationOttawa
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventWindow Innovations 95 (WIC 95) - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 5 Jun 19956 Jun 1995


    ConferenceWindow Innovations 95 (WIC 95)


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