Performance of low-mass, sun-tempered buildings [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1981.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 6 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A sun-tempered building is one that departs from conventional residential construction in only three respects: (1) the long side of the building faces south, (2) approximately 80% of the total window area that is ordinarily used is placed on the south side of the building, and (3) all windows are double glazed. If a house that has been so modified happens to have a contrete floor slab that is not thermally isolated by carpets, its performance may be estimated by previously reported Solar Load Ratio (SLR) correlations for thermally massive direct gain buildings. The approximate performance vs mass sensitivity curves can be used to adjust the performance estimate. However, if no floor slab is present, the sun-tempered building has too little mass to be amenable to analysis by the standard high-mass correlations. The performance of sun-tempered buildings in the low-mass category is analyzed herein and found to be improved relative to conventional structures but inferior relative to high-mass designs.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur-81-988
E 1.99: conf-810509-14
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Annual conference of the International Solar Energy Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 26 May 1981.
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