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Title:
Residential windows : a guide to new technologies and energy performance
Author:
Carmody, John.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Residential windows / John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Lisa Heschong. 1st ed. 1996.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393730531
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This edition covers every aspect of window design and technology and includes a much-expanded sextion on energy performance, with an extended list of climate zones and glazing options.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
A Guide to Using This Bookp. 6
1. Introduction to Windows in Residential Buildingsp. 9
A Short History of Windowsp. 13
Technological Improvements Todayp. 16
The Futurep. 20
Window Selectionp. 21
A Step-By-Step Guide to Selecting Energy-Efficient Windowsp. 22
2. Energy Performance Characteristics of Windowsp. 24
Heat Transfer Mechanismsp. 24
Insulating Valuep. 25
Solar Radiation Controlp. 32
Visible Transmittancep. 36
Air Leakage (Infiltration)p. 38
3. Window Glazing Materialsp. 41
Properties of Glazing Materials Related to Radiant Energy Transferp. 42
Basic Glazing Materialsp. 49
Glazing Technology Used in Residential Constructionp. 52
Performance Comparison of Different Glazing Typesp. 74
Comparing Skylight Performancep. 76
Using Thermographyp. 77
Emerging and Future Developmentsp. 81
4. The Complete Window Assemblyp. 89
Window Sash Operationp. 90
Frame Materialsp. 98
Performance Comparison of Different Frame Typesp. 108
Window Installationp. 110
5. Design Implications with Energy-Efficient Windowsp. 119
Providing Viewsp. 121
Providing Daylightp. 123
Providing Fresh Airp. 129
Decreasing Summer Heat Gainp. 132
Decreasing Winter Heat Lossp. 140
Providing Winter Solar Heat Gainp. 143
6. Window and Skylight Selection Considerationsp. 149
Appearancep. 149
Daylightp. 151
Glare Controlp. 154
Fadingp. 154
Thermal Comfortp. 156
Condensation Resistancep. 162
Ventilationp. 167
Sound Controlp. 168
Maintenancep. 169
Durabilityp. 170
Structural Capability, Water Resistance, and Air Tightnessp. 170
7. Energy Performance and Cost Considerationsp. 171
Energy Performance Considerationsp. 171
Cost Considerationsp. 191
Building Codes and Voluntary Programsp. 194
Appendix A Energy Performance Calculation Assumptionsp. 202
Appendix B Overview of the NFRC Programp. 205
Appendix C Specifying Product Performancep. 208
Appendix D Resourcesp. 210
Appendix E Codes and Standardsp. 214
Glossaryp. 216
Referencesp. 222
Indexp. 229

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