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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF MANAGED WINDOW SYSTEMS  

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PERFORMANCE OF MANAGED WINDOW SYSTEMS S. E. Selkowitz and V.York, N.Y. , (1971). Windows for Energy Efficient Buildings,thermal performance of a window system are its overall heat

Selkowitz, S. E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF INSULATING WINDOW SYSTEMS  

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PERFORMANCE VALUES FOR SEVERAL WINDOW DESIGNS XBL 796-10098IN MINNEAPOLIS AS A FUNCTION OF WINDOW AREA AND GLAZING/Thermal Performance of Insulating Window Systems Stephen E.

Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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of Heat Transfer through Windows”. ASHRAE Transactions 93,Performance of Vinyl-framed Windows”. Proc. 5 th Conf. Onet al. 2003b, "Operable Windows, Personal Control & Occupant

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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Transfer through Windows”. ASHRAE Transactions 93, 1425 -1431. 3. ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, 1997.ASHRAE Inc. 4. ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WINDOW 3. 1: A PC program for analyzing window thermal performance: Program description and tutorial  

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WINDOW 3.1 is a public-domain computer program developed by the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for analyzing heat transfer through window systems. The program uses an iterative technique to calculate the one-dimensional temperature profile across a user-defined window system. From this data, window system performance indices, e.g., U-value and shading coefficients, are calculated. WINDOW 2.0, incorporates several technical additions and many new user-friendly features, while continuing to provide a consistent and versatile heat transfer analysis method. The user can vary environmental conditions, window tilt, number of glazing layers, layer properties (thermal infrared, solar and visible optical properties, and thermal conductance), gap widths, composition of gap gas or gas mixture fill, and spacer and frame materials. 7 refs., 3 figs.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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gender, acclimation state, the opportunity to adjust clothing and physical disability on requirements for thermal comfort”. Energy

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interim procedure to measure the thermal performance of window systems  

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The purpose of the report is to review the current sources of information on U-values and to describe the state of thermal test methods used for windows in order to provide the Bonneville Power Administration with some general guidelines in the application of thermal test data for use in the Model Conservation Standards (MCS) by the Northwest Power Planning Council. At present, considerable controversy exists in the window industry regarding the thermal testing of windows, therefore no consensus-based standards are available.

McCabe, M.E.; Goss, W.P.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the thermal performance of vinyl-framed windows  

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Over the last five years, vinyl-framed windows have gained an increased market share in both new and retrofit residential construction. This success has been mainly due to their low manufacturing cost and relatively good thermal performance (i.e., total window U-values with double glazing between 0.50 Btu/h{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}{degree}F [2.86 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}K] and 0.30 Btu/h{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}{degree}F [1.70 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}K]). Turning such windows into ``superwindows,`` windows with a U-value of 0.20 Btu/h{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}{degree}F (1.14 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}K) or less that can act as passive solar elements even on north-facing orientations in cold climates, requires further significant decreases in heat transfer through both the glazing system and the frame/edge. Three-layer glazing systems (those with two low-emissivity coatings and a low-conductivity gas fill) offer center-of-glass U-values as low as 0.10 Btu/h{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}{degree}F (0.57 W/m{sup 2}{center_dot}K); such glazings are being manufactured today and can be incorporated into existing or new vinyl frame profiles. This paper focuses on the use of a state-of the-art infrared imaging system and a two-dimensional finite-difference model to improve the thermal performance of commercially available vinyl profiles and glazing edge systems. Such evaluation tools are extremely useful in identifying exactly which components and design features limit heat transfer and which act as thermal short circuits. Such an analysis is not possible with conventional whole-window testing in hot boxes where testing uncertainties with superwindows are often greater than proposed improvements.

Beck, F.A.; Arasteh, D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving the thermal performance of vinyl-framed windows  

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Over the last five years, vinyl-framed windows have gained an increased market share in both new and retrofit residential construction. This success has been mainly due to their low manufacturing cost and relatively good thermal performance (i.e., total window U-values with double glazing between 0.50 Btu/h[center dot]ft[sup 2][center dot][degree]F [2.86 W/m[sup 2][center dot]K] and 0.30 Btu/h[center dot]ft[sup 2][center dot][degree]F [1.70 W/m[sup 2][center dot]K]). Turning such windows into superwindows,'' windows with a U-value of 0.20 Btu/h[center dot]ft[sup 2][center dot][degree]F (1.14 W/m[sup 2][center dot]K) or less that can act as passive solar elements even on north-facing orientations in cold climates, requires further significant decreases in heat transfer through both the glazing system and the frame/edge. Three-layer glazing systems (those with two low-emissivity coatings and a low-conductivity gas fill) offer center-of-glass U-values as low as 0.10 Btu/h[center dot]ft[sup 2][center dot][degree]F (0.57 W/m[sup 2][center dot]K); such glazings are being manufactured today and can be incorporated into existing or new vinyl frame profiles. This paper focuses on the use of a state-of the-art infrared imaging system and a two-dimensional finite-difference model to improve the thermal performance of commercially available vinyl profiles and glazing edge systems. Such evaluation tools are extremely useful in identifying exactly which components and design features limit heat transfer and which act as thermal short circuits. Such an analysis is not possible with conventional whole-window testing in hot boxes where testing uncertainties with superwindows are often greater than proposed improvements.

Beck, F.A.; Arasteh, D.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WINDOW 4. 0: Program description. A PC program for analyzing the thermal performance of fenestration products  

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WINDOW 4.0 is a publicly available IBM PC compatible computer program developed by the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for calculating total window thermal performance indices (e.g. U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, shading coefficients, and visible transmittances). WINDOW 4.0 provides a versatile heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The program can be used to design and develop new products, to rate and compare performance characteristics of all types of window products, to assist educators in teaching heat transfer through windows, and to help public officials in developing building energy codes. WINDOW 4.0 is a major revision to WINDOW 3.1 and we strongly urge all users to read this manual before using the program. Users who need professional assistance with the WINDOW 4.0 program or other window performance simulation issues are encouraged to contact one or more of the NFRC-accredited Simulation Laboratories. A list of these accredited simulation professionals is available from the NFRC.

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1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed thermal performance data on conventional and highly insulating window systems  

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Data on window heat-transfer properties (U-value and shading coefficient (SC)) are usually presented only for a few window designs at specific environmental conditions. With the introduction of many new window glazing configurations (using low-emissivity coatings and gas fills) and the interest in their annual energy performance, it is important to understand the effects of window design parameters and environmental conditions on U and SC. This paper discusses the effects of outdoor temperature, wind speed, insolation, surface emittance, and gap width on the thermal performance of both conventional and highly insulating windows. Some of these data have been incorporated into the fenestration chapter of the ''ASHRAE Handbook - 1985 Fundamentals.'' The heat-transfer properties of multiglazed insulating window designs are also presented. These window systems include those having (1) one or more low-emittance coatings; (2) low-conductivity gas-fill or evacuated cavities; (3) a layer of transparent silica aerogel, a highly insulating microporous material; or (4) combinations of the above. Using the detailed building energy analysis program, DOE 2.1B, we show that these systems, which all maintain high solar transmittance, can add more useful thermal energy to a space than they lose, even in a northern climate. Thus, in terms of seasonal energy flows, these fenestration systems out-perform insulated walls or roofs.

Arasteh, D.; Selkowitz, S.; Hartmann, J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mobile Window Thermal Test  

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Mobile Window Thermal Test (MoWiTT) Facility Mobile Window Thermal Test (MoWiTT) Facility winter.jpg (469135 bytes) The window has come a long way since the days when it was a single pane of glass in a wood frame. Low-emissivity windows were designed to help buildings retain some of the energy that would have leaked out of less efficient windows. Designing efficient window-and-frame systems is one strategy for reducing the energy use of buildings. But the net energy flowing through a window is a combination of temperature- driven thermal flows and transmission of incident solar energy, both of which vary with time. U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), the window properties that control these flows, depend partly on ambient conditions. Window energy flows can affect how much energy a building uses, depending on when the window flows are available to help meet other energy demands within the building, and when they are adverse, adding to building energy use. This leads to a second strategy for reducing building energy use: using the beneficial solar gain available through a window, either for winter heating or for daylighting, while minimizing adverse flows.

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High Performance Window Attachments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

High Performance Window High Performance Window Attachments D. Charlie Curcija Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory dccurcija@lbl.gov 510-495-2602 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Impact of Project: * Motivate manufacturers to make improvements in Window systems U-Factors, SHGC and daylighting utilization * Increase awareness of benefits from energy efficient window attachments Problem Statement: * A wide range of residential window attachments are available, but they have widely unknown

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Whole Window Performance Criteria  

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Performance Criteria This graph shows the relationship between whole window U-factor and center of glass U-factor (U-cog) for two window types for two generic frames from the...

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WINDOW 4.0: Program description. A PC program for analyzing the thermal performance of fenestration products  

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WINDOW 4.0 is a publicly available IBM PC compatible computer program developed by the Windows and Daylighting Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for calculating total window thermal performance indices (e.g. U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, shading coefficients, and visible transmittances). WINDOW 4.0 provides a versatile heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The program can be used to design and develop new products, to rate and compare performance characteristics of all types of window products, to assist educators in teaching heat transfer through windows, and to help public officials in developing building energy codes. WINDOW 4.0 is a major revision to WINDOW 3.1 and we strongly urge all users to read this manual before using the program. Users who need professional assistance with the WINDOW 4.0 program or other window performance simulation issues are encouraged to contact one or more of the NFRC-accredited Simulation Laboratories. A list of these accredited simulation professionals is available from the NFRC.

Not Available

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames  

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Developing Low -conductance Window Frames: Capabilities andLimitations o f Current Window Heat Transfer Design Tools -Simulations of I nternal Window Frame Caviti es Validated

Gustavsen Ph.D., Arild

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames  

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windows are often called passive -house wind ows, as windowse window frames, like passive-house windows. In this p aperare supposed to satisfy the Passive house requirements of

Gustavsen Ph.D., Arild

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally insulated windows and doors  

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Complete thermal insulation of metal rails and stiles in vertically or horizontally sliding or rolling windows or doors is provided by including in the frame thereof centered rigid plastic shapes which extend between panels of the windows or doors. All rails and stiles of each panel are thereby exposed only to either interior or exterior ambient temperatures.

Schmidt, D.F.

1979-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal insulation of window glass  

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The thermal insulation of window glass can be increased by a factor of two using spray-on semiconductive SnO/sub 2/: Sb or IN/sub 2/O/sub 3/: Sn coatings. (auth)

Sievers, A.J.

1973-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window  

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Window A window thermal analysis computer program that is the de facto standard used by U.S. manufacturers to characterize product performance. The program has been selected by the...

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
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to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Sensitivity analysis of window characteristics and their interactions on thermal performance in residential buildings  

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This thesis studies the effects of different window characteristics such as area, conductance and shading on annual energy performance in residential buildings. A single parameter analysis is used to quantify the effect on annual energy due to a change in an individual parameter. However misconceptions about these effects (without regard to the values of the other parameters of the window) lead to predictions that overestimate or underestimate actual savings by neglecting interactions that exist between the parameters. The effect of interactions of two parameter changes is determined in this study using a two parameter analysis technique. This technique uses the difference between changes in annual energy of a parameter at different values of an associated parameter to determine the importance of the interaction effect between the parameters. This interaction effect is used as a measure to determine the important two parameter changes in different orientations for six different climates. The interactions were shown to have significant effects on predicted energy reductions in the six climates studied.

George, Julie N

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP  

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The Windows The Windows Volume Purchase RFP to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: The Windows Volume Purchase RFP on AddThis.com... Home About FAQs Low-E Storm Windows Request for Proposal Contacts For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers

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THE MOBILE WINDOW THERMAL TEST FACILITY (MoWiTT)  

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December 3-5, 1979 THE MOBILE WINDOW THERMAL TEST FACILITY (Orlando, Florida. The Mobile Window Thermal Test Facility (Press, 197 . THE NOBILE WINDOW THERMAL TEST FACILITY (

Klems, J. H.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Subscribe to Windows...  

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Subscribe to Windows Volume Purchase Event News and Updates to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Subscribe to Windows Volume Purchase Event News and...

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Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen...  

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Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen: Surface Temperatures Title Infrared Thermography Measurements of Window Thermal Test Specimen: Surface...

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Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows  

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Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows Title Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number...

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Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume...  

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Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume Purchase to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume Purchase on Facebook...

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Builders  

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For Builders to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Builders on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Builders on...

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Manufacturers  

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For Manufacturers to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Manufacturers on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For...

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Events  

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Events to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Events on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Events on Twitter Bookmark High...

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: News  

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News to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: News on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: News on Twitter Bookmark High...

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: About the High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase:

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Measured winter performance of storm windows  

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or Prime/Storm Replacement Window Thermal Watts Solar WattsFactor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Prime or Prime/Stormdesigned interior storm window. ) Solar Heat Gain One does

Klems, Joseph H.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources  

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Information Information Resources to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Information Resources on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers For Utilities Information Resources Information Resources Numerous publications will be available to help educate buyers, product

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Measured winter performance of storm windows  

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Direct comparison measurements were made between various prime/storm window combinations and a well-weatherstripped, single-hung replacement window with a low-E selective glazing. Measurements were made using an accurate outdoor calorimetric facility with the windows facing north. The doublehung prime window was made intentionally leaky. Nevertheless, heat flows due to air infiltration were found to be small, and performance of the prime/storm combinations was approximately what would be expected from calculations that neglect air infiltration. Prime/low-E storm window combinations performed very similarly to the replacement window. Interestingly, solar heat gain was not negligible, even in north-facing orientation.

Klems, Joseph H.

2002-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts  

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Contacts to Contacts to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Contacts on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers For Utilities Information Resources Contacts Web site and High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program contacts are provided below. Website Contact Send us your comments, report problems, and/or ask questions about

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Window performance and building energy use: Some technical options for increasing energy efficiency  

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Window system design and operation has a major impact on energy use in buildings as well as on occupants’ thermal and visual comfort. Window performance will be a function of optical and thermal properties

Stephen Selkowitz

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of electrochromic window performance factors  

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The performance factors which will influence the market acceptance of electrochromic windows are reviewed. A set of data representing the optical properties of existing and foreseeable electrochromic window devices was generated. The issue of reflective versus absorbing electrochromics was explored. This data was used in the DOE 2.1 building energy model to calculate the expected energy savings compared to conventional glazings. The effects of several different control strategies were tested. Significant energy and peak electric demand benefits were obtained for some electrochromic types. Use of predictive control algorithms to optimize cooling control may result in greater energy savings. Initial economic results considering annual savings, cooling equipment cost savings, and electrochromic window costs are presented. Calculations of thermal and visual comfort show additional benefits from electrochromics but more work is needed to quantify their importance. The design freedom and aesthetic possibilities of these dynamic glazings should provide additional market benefits, but their impact is difficult to assess at this time. Ultimately, a full assessment of the market viability of electrochromics must consider the impacts of all of these issues.

Selkowitz, S.E.; Rubin, M.; Lee, E.S.; Sullivan, R.; Finlayson, E.; Hopkins, D.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum Glazing; A Thermally Insulating Window Technology  

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Vacuum Glazing; A Thermally Insulating Window Technology Vacuum Glazing; A Thermally Insulating Window Technology Speaker(s): Cenk Kocer Date: May 31, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Sunnie Lim The vacuum glazing consists of two panes of glass separated by a sub-millimetre vacuum gap. Under the action of atmospheric pressure the separation of the panes is maintained by an array of high strength spacers in the gap. The glass panes are hermetically sealed at the edge using a low melting point glass frit (solder glass). Since 1913 many have worked on a practical implementation of such a flat insulating glass structure, with success finally being reported in 1989 by Collins et al. at the University of Sydney. The purpose of this talk is to present a brief history of the vacuum glazing research at the University of Sydney, and outline in detail

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Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection  

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This document provides guidelines for the selection of energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all US climate zones. It includes information on window products, their attributes and performance. It provides cost/benefit information on window energy savings as well as information on non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced HVAC demands. The document also provides information on energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area and shading devices and conditions. Information on resources for proper window installation is included as well. This document is for builders, homeowners, designers and anyone making decisions about selecting energy efficient window. It is intended to complement other Building America information and efforts.

Carmody, J.; Haglund, K.

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices  

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Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performanceof California. Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with SimpleE+), cannot use standard window performance indices (U,

Arasteh, Dariush

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance tests of large thin vacuum windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tests of thin composition vacuum windows of the type used for the Tagger in Hall B at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility are described. Three different tests have been performed. These include: (1) measurement of the deformation and durability of a window under long term (>8 years) almost continuous vacuum load, (2) measurement of the deformation as a function of flexing of the window as it is cycled between vacuum and atmosphere, and (3) measurement of the relative diffusion rate of gas through a variety of thin window membranes.

Hall Crannell

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patching the thermal hole of windows  

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Materials research is being applied to the significant reduction of undesired heat gains and losses through apertures. This paper summarizes the background and recent progress supporting the development of vacuum and electrochromic windows at SERI. Evacuated glazings now under investigation feature a thin-film, transparent infrared reflector, spherical glass spacers, and laser-welded edges. We believe that these features will result in an overall glazing R-value of 10 or more, maintainable over architectural lifetimes. Technical issues discussed include thermal and mechanical stress, optimal spacer configuration, and gaseous diffusion. The electrochromic work has concentrated on achieving large differences in the transmissivity of window glazing by using thin, transparent films that respond to small electrical potential by becoming, reversibly, partially colored or opaque. Color memory, bleaching rates, and alternative transparent solid-state conductors are discussed.

Potter, T.F.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The building energy simulation program, Energy Plus (E+), cannot use standard window performance indices (U, SHGC, VT) to model window energy impacts. Rather, E+ uses more accurate methods which require a physical description of the window. E+ needs to be able to accept U and SHGC indices as window descriptors because, often, these are all that is known about a window and because building codes, standards, and voluntary programs are developed using these terms. This paper outlines a procedure, developed for E+, which will allow it to use standard window performance indices to model window energy impacts. In this 'Block' model, a given U, SHGC, VT are mapped to the properties of a fictitious 'layer' in E+. For thermal conductance calculations, the 'Block' functions as a single solid layer. For solar optical calculations, the model begins by defining a solar transmittance (Ts) at normal incidence based on the SHGC. For properties at non-normal incidence angles, the 'Block' takes on the angular properties of multiple glazing layers; the number and type of layers defined by the U and SHGC. While this procedure is specific to E+, parts of it may have applicability to other window/building simulation programs.

Arasteh, Dariush; Kohler, Christian; Griffith, Brent

2009-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

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MoWiTT: The Mobile Window Thermal Test Facility  

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Airflow schematic MoWiTT: The Mobile Window Thermal Test Facility In the MoWiTT facility, efficient window-and-frame systems are measured to understand the flow of energy through...

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort  

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in thermal, daylighting, and control system performanceEC windows and daylighting control systems: energy savingswith a dimmable daylighting control system. Daily lighting

Lee, Eleanor S.; DiBartolomeo, Dennis L.; Klems, Joseph; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High performance solar control office windows  

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Investigations conducted over a 9 month period on the use of ion beam sputtering methods for the fabrication of solar control windows for energy conservation are described. Principal emphasis was placed on colored, reflecting, heat rejecting, office building windows for reducing air conditioning loads and to aid in the design of energy conserving buildings. The coating techniques were developed primarily for use with conventional absorbing plate glass such as PPG solarbronze, but were also demonstrated on plastic substrates for retrofit applications. Extensive material investigations were conducted to determine the optimum obtainable characteristics, with associated weathering studies as appropriate aimed at achieving a 20 year minimum life. Conservative estimates indicate that successful commercialization of the windows developed under this program would result in energy savings of 16,000,000 barrels of oil/year by 1990 if installation were only 10 percent of new commercial building stock. These estimates are relative to existing design for energy conserving windows. Installation in a greater percentage of new stock and for retrofit applications could lead to proportionately greater energy savings. All such installations are projected as cost effective as well as energy effective. A secondary program was carried out to modify the techniques to yield thermal control windows for residential applications. These windows were designed to provide a high heat retention capability without seriously affecting their transmission of incident solar radiation, thereby enhancing the greenhouse effect. This part of the program was successful in producing a window form which could be interchanged for standard residential window material in a cost and energy effective manner. The only variation from standard stock in appearance is a very light rose or neutral gray coloring.

King, W.J.

1977-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of single and double glazing thermal performance under realistic conditions using the mobile window thermal test (MoWiTT) facility  

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The thermal performance of single glazing, clear double glazing, and double glazing with a low-emissivity coating was measured in both south-facing and north-facing orientations under realistic field conditions using the new MoWiTT field test facility. The time-dependent net heat flow through each fenestration was found to be consistent with the predictions of the standard simplified heat transfer model, provided that an angle-dependent shading coefficient is used and diffuse solar gain is included in the calculation. Summer-condition average U-values were derived for each glazing type and were found to agree with the expected values for both types of double glazing. The measured U-value for single glazing was lower than predicted.

Klems, J.; Keller, H.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MoWiTT:Mobile Window Thermal Test Facility  

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0 0 MoWiTT: Mobile Window Thermal Test Facility The window has come a long way since the days when it was a single pane of glass in a wood frame. Low-emissivity windows were designed to help buildings retain some of the energy that would have leaked out of less efficient windows. Designing efficient window-and-frame systems requires accurate measurement of the flow of energy through windows in realistic conditions, a capability provided by the Mobile Window Thermal Test facility. Consisting of a pair of outdoor, room-sized calorimeters, MoWiTT measures the net energy flow through two window samples in side-by-side tests using ambient weather conditions. MoWiTT characterizes the net energy flow as a function of time and measures the temperatures, solar fluxes, and

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Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows  

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LaFrance. 2006. “Zero Energy Windows. ” Proceedings of the2003. “Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes. ”and cooling energy use of windows in residential buildings—

Arasteh, Dariush; Goudey, Howdy; Huang, Joe; Kohler, Christian; Mitchell, Robin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a multifunctional PV/T hybrid solar window  

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A building-integrated multifunctional PV/T solar window has been developed and evaluated. It is constructed of PV cells laminated on solar absorbers placed in a window behind the glazing. To reduce the cost of the solar electricity, tiltable reflectors have been introduced in the construction to focus radiation onto the solar cells. The reflectors render the possibility of controlling the amount of radiation transmitted into the building. The insulated reflectors also reduce the thermal losses through the window. A model for simulation of the electric and hot water production was developed. The model can perform yearly energy simulations where different features such as shading of the cells or effects of the glazing can be included or excluded. The simulation can be run with the reflectors in an active, up right, position or in a passive, horizontal, position. The simulation program was calibrated against measurements on a prototype solar window placed in Lund in the south of Sweden and against a solar window built into a single family house, Solgaarden, in Aelvkarleoe in the central part of Sweden. The results from the simulation shows that the solar window annually produces about 35% more electric energy per unit cell area compared to a vertical flat PV module. (author)

Davidsson, Henrik; Perers, Bengt; Karlsson, Bjoern [Energy and Building Design, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, SE 221 00 Lund (Sweden)

2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Utilities  

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and mixed climates, R-5 windows on average reduce window heat loss by 40% and overall space conditioning costs by 10% relative to common ENERGY STAR windows. Promotion of high...

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A Review of Electrochromic Window Performance Factors  

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0.30. The electrochromic windows were controlled to maintainSelkowitz, Solar Energy Mater. 22 (1991) 1. 2. Windows andDaylighting Group, “Window 3.1, A PC Program for Analyzing

Selkowitz Ed, S.E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows  

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building with no windows) Figure 3 – Washington DC: Lines ofbuilding with no windows) Figure 8 – Washington DC: Lines ofdynamic window. U-factor [W/(m^2-K)] Washington DC -

Arasteh, Dariush; Goudey, Howdy; Huang, Joe; Kohler, Christian; Mitchell, Robin

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Solar Control Office Windows  

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Solar Control Office Windows William King December 1977 C'eSOLAR CONTROL OFFICE WINDOWS Wm. J. King KINETIC COATINGS,R. Berman. Consultation on window characteristics and aid in

King, William J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance measurements of sealed insulating glass units with low-E coatings using the MoWiTT (Mobile Window Thermal Test) field-test facility  

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Using data obtained in a mobile field-test facility, measured performance of clear and low-emissivity double-glazing units is presented for south-facing and north-facing orientations. The changes in U-value and shading coefficient resulting from addition of the low-E coating are found to agree with theoretical expectations for the cold spring test conditions. Accurate nighttime U-values were derived from the data and found to agree with calculations. Expected correlation between U-value and wind speed was not observed in the data; a plausible experimental reason for this is advanced.

Klems, J.; Keller, H.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Testing of Window Installation and Flashing Details  

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Protection of interface at windows and other penetrations from rainwater intrusion is a primary need of building structures. This is especially true when the building is in a high weather exposure location or in a climate in which the ability for walls to dry may be limited. Two areas of specific concern are: 1) the bottom corners of windows where damage is most commonly seen, and 2) the area around curved, arched or round-top windows where it is difficult to install the standard flashing materials. This paper reviews performance testing of window flashing installation methods commonly used in the trade, as well as improved methods made possible by recent advancements in flashing products. A series of laboratory tests were designed to determine water resistance, air leakage resistance and durability of several installation methods with different flashing materials. Windows were installed in test wall sections using several methods. The installations were monitored and evaluated for ease of installation and then tested for air leakage and water resistance using ASTM E283 and ASTM E331. The durability of the installations was then evaluated by subjecting the walls to thermal cycling (0 to 160oF) and retesting for water resistance using ASTM E331. Recommendations for best practice installation based on the testing results and key material selection issues are presented.

Weston, T. A.; Herrin, J.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights | Department  

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Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights June 18, 2012 - 9:35am Addthis Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. What does this mean for me? Energy performance ratings make it easier for you to purchase the window most appropriate for your home's climate and orientation. Using energy performance ratings, you can fine-tune window placement in your home. You can use the energy performance ratings of windows, doors, and skylights

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: NewsDetail  

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NewsDetail to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: NewsDetail on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: NewsDetail on Twitter...

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Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights | Department  

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Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights June 18, 2012 - 9:35am Addthis Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. Before you shop for energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights, learn about energy performance ratings. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/JamesBrey. What does this mean for me? Energy performance ratings make it easier for you to purchase the window most appropriate for your home's climate and orientation. Using energy performance ratings, you can fine-tune window placement in your home. You can use the energy performance ratings of windows, doors, and skylights

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Theoretical Predictions and Experimental Assessments of the Performance of Alumina RF Windows  

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Radio frequency (RF) windows are the most likely place for catastrophic failure to occur in input power couplers for particle accelerators. Reliable RF windows are essential for the success of the Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) program because there are over 1000 windows on the accelerator, and it takes more than one day to recover from a window failure. The goals of this research are to analytically predict the lifetime of the windows, to develop a conditioning procedure, and to evaluate the performance of the RF windows. The analytical goal is to predict the lifetime of the windows. The probability of failure is predicted by the combination of a finite element model of the window, Weibull probabilistic analysis, and fracture mechanics. The window assembly is modeled in a finite element electromagnetic code in order to calculate the electric fields in the window. The geometry (i.e. mesh) and electric fields are input into a translator program to generate the mesh and boundary conditions for a finite element thermal structural code. The temperatures and stresses are determined in the thermal/structural code. The geometry and thermal structural results are input into another translator program to generate an input file for the reliability code. Material, geometry and service data are also input into the reliability code. To obtain accurate Weibull and fatigue data for the analytical model, four point bend tests were done. The analytical model is validated by comparing the measurements to the calculations. The lifetime of the windows is then determined using the reliability code. The analytical model shows the window has a good thermal mechanical design and that fast fracture is unlikely to occur below a power level of 9 Mw. The experimental goal is to develop a conditioning procedure and evaluate the performance of RF windows. During the experimental evaluation, much was learned about processing of the windows to improve the RF performance. Methods of processing included grit blasting and using various coatings.

Karen Ann Cummings

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: High Performance Windows Volume Purchase  

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase High Performance Windows Volume Purchase DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is coordinating a volume purchase of high performance windows, and low-e storm windows, to expand the market of these high efficiency products. Price is the principal barrier to more widespread market commercialization. The aim of this volume purchase initiative is to work with industry and potential buyers to make highly insulated windows more affordable. Announcement EPA Most Efficient Program for window technology to launched in January 2013. Program Highlights Features Image of person signing document. Volume Purchase RFP Arrow Image of a question mark. Frequently Asked Questions Arrow Image of low-e storm window with two orange-yellow arrows hitting the window and reflecting back inside. Building Envelope and Windows R&D Program Blog Arrow

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Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Window Frames  

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The thermal performance of windows is important for energy efficient buildings. Windows typically account for about 30-50 percent of the transmission losses though the building envelope, even if their area fraction of the envelope is far less. The reason for this can be found by comparing the thermal transmittance (U-factor) of windows to the U-factor of their opaque counterparts (wall, roof and floor constructions). In well insulated buildings the U-factor of walls, roofs an floors can be between 0.1-0.2 W/(m2K). The best windows have U-values of about 0.7-1.0. It is therefore obvious that the U-factor of windows needs to be reduced, even though looking at the whole energy balance for windows (i.e. solar gains minus transmission losses) makes the picture more complex.In high performance windows the frame design and material use is of utmost importance, as the frame performance is usually the limiting factor for reducing the total window U-factor further. This paper describes simulation studies analyzing the effects on frame and edge-of-glass U-factors of different surface emissivities as well as frame material and spacer conductivities. The goal of this work is to define materials research targets for window frame components that will result in better frame thermal performance than is exhibited by the best products available on the market today.

Gustavsen, Arild; Grynning, Steinar; Arasteh, Dariush; Jelle, Bjorn Petter; Goudey, Howdy

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers  

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For Light For Light Commercial Buyers to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Light Commercial Buyers on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers For Utilities Information Resources For Light Commercial Buyers Significant energy savings from low-E window technology are possible in the

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Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the  

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Appendix Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance, and the energy efficiency community. This document is the Appendices to Windows and Classrooms (Product #2.4.10c) and contains the technical supporting analysis for the conclusions in the Windows and Classrooms Report

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Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the  

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CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor, and the energy efficiency community. This Windows and Classrooms (Product #2.4.10c) is a part of the final report of view out of windows, and the type of classroom, such as open or traditional plan, or portable classroom

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and  

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Presentations for Past Events and Webinars to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: Presentations for Past Events and Webinars on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers

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High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers  

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Residential Buyers to someone by E-mail Residential Buyers to someone by E-mail Share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on Facebook Tweet about High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on Twitter Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on Google Bookmark High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on Delicious Rank High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on Digg Find More places to share High Performance Windows Volume Purchase: For Residential Buyers on AddThis.com... Home About For Builders For Residential Buyers For Light Commercial Buyers For Manufacturers For Utilities Information Resources For Residential Buyers Both home owners and buyers can take advantage of the energy savings from

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Visual and energy performance of switchable windows with antireflection coatings  

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The aim of this project was to investigate how the visual appearance and energy performance of switchable or smart windows can be improved by using antireflective coatings. For this study clear float glass, low-e glass and electrochromic glass were treated with antireflection (AR) coatings. Such a coating considerably increases the transmittance of solar radiation in general and the visible transmittance in particular. For switchable glazing based on absorptive electrochromic layers in their dark state it is necessary to use a low-emissivity coating on the inner pane of a double glazed window in order to reject the absorbed heat. In principle all surfaces can be coated with AR coatings, and it was shown that a thin AR coating on the low-e surface neither influences the thermal emissivity nor the U-value of the glazing. The study showed that the use of AR coatings in switchable glazing significantly increases the light transmittance in the transparent state. It is believed that this is important for a high level of user acceptance of such windows. (author)

Jonsson, Andreas; Roos, Arne [Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala (Sweden)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST. window. (definition). ... 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/window.html. to NIST home page.

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser window with annular grooves for thermal isolation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A laser window or other optical element which is thermally loaded, heats up and causes optical distortions because of temperature gradients between the center and the edge. A number of annular grooves, one to three or more, are formed in the element between a central portion and edge portion, producing a web portion which concentrates the thermal gradient and thermally isolates the central portion from the edge portion, producing a uniform temperature profile across the central portion and therefore reduce the optical distortions. The grooves are narrow and closely spaced with respect to the thickness of the element, and successive grooves are formed from alternate sides of the element.

Warner, B.E.; Horton, J.A.; Alger, T.W.

1983-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Window Properties  

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Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Window Properties: measurements, simulations and ratings Determining the thermal and optical performance of window systems is essential to researchers striving to develop improved products and to window manufacturers who need to demonstrate the energy performance of their products to architects, engineers, builders, and the general public. LBNL is involved in basic research in this field, in developing software and test procedures to analyze and quantify window heat transfer and optics, and in developing standards and rating procedures. Infrared Laboratory experiments provide surface temperature maps of window products. A companion Traversing System measures air velocity and air temperatures near the surface of test specimens. The MoWiTT facility provides accurate measurements of the heat flow through complete window systems subjected to real weather conditions. MoWiTT results have been used to validate the performance of emerging technologies and research prototypes as well as to validate thermal performance models.

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Studies of the performance of weatherstrips for windows and doors  

SciTech Connect

This publication gives details of studies of the performance of weatherstrips for doors and inward-opening windows. It deals only with the seal between casement and frame, and disregards leakage of air between the frame and the wall construction. All investigations were made on new windows and doors, and the results are therefore mainly applicable to newly produced doors and windows. The effect due to weatherstrips for doors and windows was assessed with regard to their sealing capacity and, in the case of doors, also with regard to the requisite closing force. Tests concerning airtightness and closing force were made at full scale.

Hoglund, I.; Wanggren, B.

1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows  

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This paper shows that the energy requirements for today's typical efficient window products (i.e. ENERGY STAR{trademark} products) are significant when compared to the needs of Zero Energy Homes (ZEHs). Through the use of whole house energy modeling, typical efficient products are evaluated in five US climates and compared against the requirements for ZEHs. Products which meet these needs are defined as a function of climate. In heating dominated climates, windows with U-factors of 0.10 Btu/hr-ft{sup 2}-F (0.57 W/m{sup 2}-K) will become energy neutral. In mixed heating/cooling climates a low U-factor is not as significant as the ability to modulate from high SHGCs (heating season) to low SHGCs (cooling season).

Arasteh, Dariush; Goudey, Howdy; Huang, Joe; Kohler, Christian; Mitchell, Robin

2006-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Overhangs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows  

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Effects of Overhangs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows Effects of Overhangs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows Title Effects of Overhangs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-61137 Year of Publication 2006 Authors Tavil, Aslihan, and Eleanor S. Lee Journal Architectural Science Review Call Number LBNL-61137 Abstract In this study, various facade designs with overhangs combined with electrochromic (EC) window control strategies were modeled for a typical commercial office building in a hot and cold climate using the DOE 2.1E building energy simulation program. EC windows were combined with overhangs since opaque overhangs provide protection from direct sun which EC windows are unable to do alone. The window wall was divided into an upper and lower aperture so that various combinations of overhang position and control strategies could be considered. The overhang was positioned either at the top of the upper window aperture or between the upper and lower apertures. Overhang depth was varied. EC control strategies were fully bleached at all times, modulated based on incident vertical solar radiation limits, or modulated to meet the design work plane illuminance with daylight. Annual total energy use (ATE), peak electric demand (PED), average daylight illuminance (DI), and daylight glare index (DGI) for south-facing private offices were computed and compared to determine which combinations of fa?ade design and control strategies yielded the greatest energy efficiency, daylight amenity, and visual comfort.

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WINDOW 5 Final Pre-Release User's Manual  

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A PC Program WINDOW 6.2 THERM 6.2 Research Version User Manual For Analyzing Window Thermal Performance Windows & Daylighting Group Building Technologies Program Environmental...

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Thermal and solar-optical properties of silica aerogel for use in insulated windows  

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Silica aerogel is a porous insulating material that is transport to solar radiation. To understand its insulating performance in a window system, it is necessary to first study component heat transfer paths. Aerogel's absorption coefficient, a measure of the attenuation of radiation heat transfer, was determined over the spectral range 1-200 ..mu..m. Although radiation heat transfer is negligible over much of this region, there is a transmission window between 3-6 ..mu..m. At ambient temperatures, for aerogel thicknesses of 0.5-5.0 cm, radiation heat transfer through an unmodified aerogel window is less than 15% of the total heat flux. For evacuated or high-temperature furnace windows, this contribution can be over 50%. Thermal radiative transfer can be somewhat decreased by allowing the aerogel to absorb moisture, but solar transmission and optical clarity are sacrificed. Absorption of water vapor over time causes irreversible structural changes that increase scattering in the solar spectrum. Aerogel's thermal performance can be improved by replacing the pore gas with one of lower conductivity or by evacuating the aerogel to pressure below 0.1 atm. A hypothetical evacuated aerogel window has a calcuated U-Value of approx. =0.5 W/m/sup 2/-K for a gap spacing of 12.5 mm, which is four times better than currently available low-emissivity gas-filled units of similar size. 8 refs., 9 figs.

Hartmann, J.; Rubin, M.; Arasteh, D.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices  

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Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices Title Modeling Windows in Energy Plus with Simple Performance Indices Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-2804E Year of Publication 2009 Authors Arasteh, Dariush K., Christian Kohler, and Brent T. Griffith Date Published 10/2009 Call Number LBNL-2804E Abstract The paper describes the development of a model specification for performance monitoring systems for commercial buildings. The specification focuses on four key aspects of performance monitoring: performance metrics measurement system requirements data acquisition and archiving data visualization and reporting The aim is to assist building owners in specifying the extensions to their control systems that are required to provide building operators with the information needed to operate their buildings more efficiently and to provide automated diagnostic tools with the information required to detect and diagnose faults and problems that degrade energy performance.

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High Performance Solar Control Office Windows  

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boratory University of California/Berkeley r t::;t:; r I thefor LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Berkeley, California 94701 This work was performed for the

King, William J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF INSULATING WINDOW SYSTEMS  

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Heat Mirrors for Passive Solar Heating Applications", LBLsolar collector and passive solar heating applications with

Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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ASHRAE winter time (97.5%) design data, we have selected a number of cities lying within the four Energy Star climate zones

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window performance for human thermal comfort  

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1431. 3. ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, 1997. ASHRAE Inc.of the 2005 ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals offers basic

Huizenga, C; Zhang, H.; Mattelaer, P.; Yu, T.; Arens, Edward A; Lyons, P.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF MANAGED WINDOW SYSTEMS  

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orientation, location, weather, and solar conditions, andso-called "weather tapes") contain information about solarweather conditions (Le. , sun and cloud coverage, wind direction and velo- city), direct and delayed solar

Selkowitz, S. E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for  

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Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort Title Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-58912 Year of Publication 2005 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Joseph H. Klems, Mehry Yazdanian, and Stephen E. Selkowitz Conference Name 2006 ASHRAE Annual Meeting Date Published 06/2006 Conference Location Quebec City, Canada Call Number LBNL-58912 Abstract A 20-month field study was conducted to measure the energy performance of south-facing large-area tungsten-oxide absorptive electrochromic (EC) windows with a broad switching range in a private office setting. The EC windows were controlled by a variety of means to bring in daylight while minimizing window glare. For some cases, a Venetian blind was coupled with the EC window to block direct sun. Some tests also involved dividing the EC window wall into zones where the upper EC zone was controlled to admit daylight while the lower zone was controlled to prevent glare yet permit view. If visual comfort requirements are addressed by EC control and Venetian blinds, a 2-zone EC window configuration provided average daily lighting energy savings of 10-15% compared to the reference case with fully lowered Venetian blinds. Cooling load reductions were 0-3%. If the reference case assumes no daylighting controls, lighting energy savings would be 44-11%. Peak demand reductions due to window cooling load, given a critical demand-response mode, were 19-26% maximum on clear sunny days. Peak demand reductions in lighting energy use were 0% or 72-100% compared to a reference case with and without daylighting controls, respectively. Lighting energy use was found to be very sensitive to how glare and sun is controlled. Additional research should be conducted to fine-tune EC control for visual comfort based on solar conditions so as to increase lighting energy savings.

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Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Air Conditioners  

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Window air conditioners are the dominant cooling product for residences, in terms of annual unit sales. They are inexpensive, portable and can be installed by the owner. For this reason, they are an attractive solution for supplemental cooling, for retrofitting air conditioning into a home which lacks ductwork, and for renters. Window air conditioners for sale in the United States are required to meet very modest minimum efficiency standards. Four window air conditioners' performance were tested in the Advanced HVAC Systems Laboratory on NREL's campus in Golden, CO. In order to separate and study the refrigerant system's performance, the unit's internal leakage pathways, the unit's fanforced ventilation, and the leakage around the unit resulting from installation in a window, a series of tests were devised that focused on each aspect of the unit's performance. These tests were designed to develop a detailed performance map to determine whole-house performance in different climates. Even though the test regimen deviated thoroughly from the industry-standard ratings test, the results permit simple calculation of an estimated rating for both capacity and efficiency that would result from a standard ratings test. Using this calculation method, it was found that the three new air conditioners' measured performance was consistent with their ratings. This method also permits calculation of equivalent SEER for the test articles. Performance datasets were developed across a broad range of indoor and outdoor operating conditions, and used them to generate performance maps.

Winkler, J.; Booten, C.; Christensen, D.; Tomerlin, J.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Performance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New York  

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Energy Performance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New York Energy Performance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New York Commercial Office Buildings Title Energy Performance Analysis of Electrochromic Windows in New York Commercial Office Buildings Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-50096 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., L. Zhou, Mehry Yazdanian, Vorapat Inkarojrit, Jonathan L. Slack, Michael D. Rubin, and Stephen E. Selkowitz Call Number LBNL-50096 Abstract A DOE-2.1E energy simulation analysis of a switchable electrochromic (EC) glazing with daylighting controls has been conducted for prototypical office buildings in New York (NY). The modeling included four types of office buildings: old and New vintages and large (10,405 m2, 112,000 ft2) and small (502m2, 5400 ft2) buildings. Five commercially available, base case windows with and without interior shades were modeled. Window area varied from 0 to 60% of the exterior floor-to-floor wall area. The electric lighting had either no controls or continuous daylighting controls. The prototypes were modeled in New York City or Buffalo.

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Thermal diagnostic of the Optical Window on board LISA Pathfinder  

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Vacuum conditions inside the LTP Gravitational Reference Sensor must comply with rather demanding requirements. The Optical Window (OW) is an interface which seals the vacuum enclosure and, at the same time, lets the laser beam go through for interferometric Metrology with the test masses. The OW is a plane-parallel plate clamped in a Titanium flange, and is considerably sensitive to thermal and stress fluctuations. It is critical for the required precision measurements, hence its temperature will be carefully monitored in flight. This paper reports on the results of a series of OW characterisation laboratory runs, intended to study its response to selected thermal signals, as well as their fit to numerical models, and the meaning of the latter. We find that a single pole ARMA transfer function provides a consistent approximation to the OW response to thermal excitations, and derive a relationship with the physical processes taking place in the OW. We also show how system noise reduction can be accomplished by means of that transfer function.

M. Nofrarias; A. F. Garcia Marin; A. Lobo; G. Heinzel; J. Ramos-Castro; J. Sanjuan; K. Danzmann

2007-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL SHOCK ANALYSIS OF WINDOWS INTERACTING WITH ENERGETIC, FOCUSED BEAM OF THE BNL MUON TARGET EXPERIMENT*  

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THERMAL SHOCK ANALYSIS OF WINDOWS INTERACTING WITH ENERGETIC, FOCUSED BEAM OF THE BNL MUON TARGET In this paper, issues associated with the interaction of a proton beam with windows designed for the muon to maintain an enclosed environment around the target implies the use of beam windows that will survive

McDonald, Kirk

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Hit the Road, Jack! New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Jack  

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Hit the Road, Jack! New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Hit the Road, Jack! New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Jack Frost Hit the Road, Jack! New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Jack Frost January 17, 2012 - 4:25pm Addthis The frost patterns on your window might be pretty, but they're not helping you save any energy. Energy efficient windows provide an effective barrier from inclement weather. | Photo courtesy of Callie Reed. The frost patterns on your window might be pretty, but they're not helping you save any energy. Energy efficient windows provide an effective barrier from inclement weather. | Photo courtesy of Callie Reed. Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office

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Thermally induced wave-front distortions in laser windows  

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A simple analytical expression is given for wave-front distortions and birefringence due to heating in laser windows. (AIP)

Greninger, C.E.

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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WINDOW 6 and THERM 6 Technical Documentation WINDOW 6 and THERM 6 Technical Documentation Algorithm Documentation WINDOW6 and THERM6 implement the ISO 15099 algorithms: bullet ISO 15099 The algorithms in WINDOW6 and THERM6 follow the procedures presented in ISO 15099: "Thermal performance of windows, doors and shading devices - Detailed calculations." See: http://webstore.ansi.org/ansidocstore/product.asp?sku=ISO+15099%3A2003 In addition to implementing ISO 15099 algorithms in WINDOW6 and THERM6, we have added additional capabilities to WINDOW6. The following reports and papers describe these additional capabilities and/or elaborate on ISO15099. bullet Thermal Algorithm Documentation for THERM6: Conrad 5 & Viewer 5 Technical and Programming Documentation June 20, 2006 bullet Thermal Algorithm Documentation for WINDOW6:

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PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A WINDOWED HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS RECEIVER USING A SUSPENSION OF ULTRAFINE CARBON PARTICLES AS THE SOLAR ABSORBER  

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efficiency. INTRODUCTION Recently, there has been renewed interest in windowed high temperature receivers for solar thermal

Fisk, William J.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Mechanical and thermal analysis of beryllium windows for RF cavities in a muon cooling channel  

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Thin beryllium windows (foils) may be utilized to increase shunt impedance of closed-cell RF cavities. These windows are subject to ohmic heating from RF currents. The resulting temperature gradients in the windows can produce out of plane displacements that detune the cavity frequency. The window displacement can be reduced or eliminated by pre-stressing the foils in tension. Because of possible variations during manufacture, it is important to quantify the actual prestress of a Be window before it is put into service. We present the thermal and mechanical analyses of such windows under typical operating conditions and describe a simple non-destructive means to quantify the pre-stress using the acoustic signature of a window. Using finite element analysis, thin plate theory and physical measurements of the vibration modes of a window we attempted to characterize the actual Be window pre-stress in a small number of commercially sourced windows (30% of yield strength is typical). This method can be used for any window material and size, but this study focused on 16 cm diameter Be Windows ranging in thickness from 125 microns to 508 microns and with varying pre-stresses. The method can be used to nondestructively test future Be windows for the desired prestress.

Li, Derun; Ladran, A.; Lozano, D.; Rimmer, R.

2002-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Overhangs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows  

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for a view 1.5 m from the window looking at the side wall.potential for switchable windows. In Proceedings of thelarge-area electrochromic windows in commercial buildings.

Tavil, Aslihan; Lee, Eleanor S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Tokamak physics experiment: Diagnostic windows study  

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We detail the study of diagnostic windows and window thermal stress remediation in the long-pulse, high-power Tokamak Physics Experiment (TPX) operation. The operating environment of the TPX diagnostic windows is reviewed, thermal loads on the windows estimated, and cooling requirements for the windows considered. Applicable window-cooling technology from other fields is reviewed and its application to the TPX windows considered. Methods for TPX window thermal conditioning are recommended, with some discussion of potential implementation problems provided. Recommendations for further research and development work to ensure performance of windows in the TPX system are presented.

Merrigan, M.; Wurden, G.A.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Mounted Air Conditioners  

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Laboratory Performance Testing of Residential Window Mounted Air Conditioners Jon Winkler Chuck Booten Dane Christensen Jeff Tomerlin April 29, 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Why should we care? * Window AC unit sales dominate US market o 7.5 million units sold in 2011 - 36% more than ducted systems - Approx. 30% of installed capacity o Inexpensive relative to central units o Easy installation o Attractive for retrofits * Need accurate models in whole-building tools o Costs/savings relative to other solutions can be quantified o Spot cooling can reduce energy use, but when, where and by

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Seasonal thermal energy balances for window shade management  

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The hourly net energy transfer was determined for a typical meteorological year for windows oriented to the cardinal directions using seven types of interior coverings. Seasonal data are presented for the cases of using no interior shading, shades closed all the time, shades closed during the day and shades opened during the day. The number of plates of glass, window orientation and shade transmission characteristics were found to be important.

Colliver, D.G.; Parker, B.F.; Walton, L.R.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Thermal Performance Engineer's Handbook: Introduction to Thermal Performance  

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The two-volume Thermal Performance Engineer Handbook will assist thermal performance engineers in identifying and investigating the cause of megawatt (MWe) losses as well as in proposing new ways to increase MWe output. Volume 1 contains a thermal performance primer to provide a brief review of thermodynamic principles involved in the stream power plant thermal cycle. The primer also contains brief descriptions of the equipment and systems in the cycle that can be sources of thermal losses. Also in Volum...

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar window collection and distribution module system. Final performance report  

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The construction and monitoring of a solar window collection and distribution system are presented. One complete window module was purchased and assembled, including: the glass, the window frames, sealants, grills, vents and a mechanical damper device. Monitoring of the system operation was limited to measuring inside air temperature, outside air temperature, and circulation temperatures through the window module systems, as well as the actual tinted glass surface temperature. The system has produced a reduction in glare, fading of furniture, and control of solar gains to a building structure.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Daylight performance of a microstructured prismatic window film...  

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Berkeley National Laboratory, Mailstop 90-3111, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA Summary Daylight redirecting systems with vertical windows have the potential to...

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Thermal, structural, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high power synchrotron x-ray beamlines  

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Recent advances in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology have made it possible to produce thin free-standing diamond foils that can be used as the window material in high heat load, synchrotron beamlines. Numerical simulations suggest that these windows can offer an attractive and at times the only altemative to beryllium windows for use in third generation x-ray synchrotron radiation beamlines. Utilization, design, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high heat load x-ray beamlines are discussed, as are the microstructure characteristics bearing on diamond`s performance in this role. Analytic and numerical results are also presented to provide a basis for the design and testing of such windows.

Khounsary, A.M. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Phillips, W. [Crystallume, Menlo Park, CA (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal, structural, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high power synchrotron x-ray beamlines  

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Recent advances in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technology have made it possible to produce thin free-standing diamond foils that can be used as the window material in high heat load, synchrotron beamlines. Numerical simulations suggest that these windows can offer an attractive and at times the only altemative to beryllium windows for use in third generation x-ray synchrotron radiation beamlines. Utilization, design, and fabrication aspects of diamond windows for high heat load x-ray beamlines are discussed, as are the microstructure characteristics bearing on diamond's performance in this role. Analytic and numerical results are also presented to provide a basis for the design and testing of such windows.

Khounsary, A.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Phillips, W. (Crystallume, Menlo Park, CA (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Window insulation  

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Insulating apparatus consisting of a plurality of low thermal conductivity panels slidably carried in a conventional window frame is described. 13 claims.

Saucier, E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Impact of Overhang Designs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows  

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The Impact of Overhang Designs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows The Impact of Overhang Designs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows Title The Impact of Overhang Designs on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-57020 Year of Publication 2005 Authors Tavil, Aslihan, and Eleanor S. Lee Conference Name ISES 2005 Solar World Congress Date Published 08/2005 Conference Location Orlando, FL Call Number LBNL-57020 Abstract In this study, various facade designs with overhangs combined with electrochromic window control strategies were modeled with a prototypical commercial office building in a hot and cold climate using the DOE 2.1E building energy simulation program. Annual total energy use (ATE), peak electric demand (PED), average daylight illuminance (DI), and daylight glare index (DGI) were computed and compared to determine which combinations of fa?ade design and control strategies yielded the greatest energy efficiency, daylight amenity, and visual comfort.

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NREL Solves Residential Window Air Conditioner Performance Limitations (Fact Sheet)  

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Comprehensive performance tests lead to enhanced modeling capability and affordable methods to increase energy efficiency.

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2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Analysis of the Window Side Thermal Environment Formed by Air Barrier Technique in Winter Conditions and Its Economy  

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The air barrier technique applies airflow through a window fan to decrease the heat load of a window surface and avoid dewfall in winter and decrease heat radiation from the window surface in summer. This paper uses numerical simulation to predict the energy-saving potential and thermal comfort of the air barrier technique used in office buildings. It also analyzes the surface temperature of the window by using the simulation software Airpak. According to the results, we can obtain the key control strategy of this technology. It can be found that the air barrier technique, instead of the heating-supply around outside-zone for office building, can avoid dewfall in winter and decrease the cold radiation, which has a great effect on thermal environment around the window. Characteristics such as outer air temperature, indoor load, thermal characteristics of structure, and air-supply parameters through window fans are analyzed in detail to measure their effects on energy consumption, window side environment and PMV values. The paper provides theoretical reference and technical guidance for applying air barrier technology correctly, improving the window side environment and reducing energy consumption.

Huang, C.; Jia, Y.; Liu, L.; Wang, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlledfor Daylight and Visual Comfort  

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A 20-month field study was conducted to measure the energy performance of south-facing large-area tungsten-oxide absorptive electrochromic (EC) windows with a broad switching range in a private office setting. The EC windows were controlled by a variety of means to bring in daylight while minimizing window glare. For some cases, a Venetian blind was coupled with the EC window to block direct sun. Some tests also involved dividing the EC window wall into zones where the upper EC zone was controlled to admit daylight while the lower zone was controlled to prevent glare yet permit view. If visual comfort requirements are addressed by EC control and Venetian blinds, a 2-zone EC window configuration provided average daily lighting energy savings of 10 {+-} 15% compared to the reference case with fully lowered Venetian blinds. Cooling load reductions were 0 {+-} 3%. If the reference case assumes no daylighting controls, lighting energy savings would be 44 {+-} 11%. Peak demand reductions due to window cooling load, given a critical demand-response mode, were 19-26% maximum on clear sunny days. Peak demand reductions in lighting energy use were 0% or 72-100% compared to a reference case with and without daylighting controls, respectively. Lighting energy use was found to be very sensitive to how glare and sun is controlled. Additional research should be conducted to fine-tune EC control for visual comfort based on solar conditions so as to increase lighting energy savings.

Lee, Eleanor S.; DiBartolomeo, Dennis L.; Klems, Joseph; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

108

Windows for energy efficient buildings  

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Information is compiled and reviewed on energy efficient windows. The status, support organization, and descriptions of some research, development, demonstration, and applications program of energy efficient windows are presented. Information about contract opportunities and recently awarded contracts is included. New products, materials, components, patents, and legislation are summarized. Information on industry organizations, literature, publications, and reports is included. A matrix of numerical performance data of window thermal barriers is presented. (MCW)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Heat Exchanger Thermal Performance Margin Guidelines  

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This report provides utility engineers with guidance on how to identify the thermal performance margin that is available in a given heat exchanger by comparing the thermal performance requirement at design limiting conditions to the thermal performance capability of the heat exchanger under those same conditions.

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

110

Structural stability vs. thermal performance: old dilemma, new solutions  

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In many building envelopes, actual thermal performance falls quite a bit short of nominal design parameters given in standards. Very often only windows, doors, and a small part of the wall area meet standards requirements. In the other parts of the building envelope, unaccounted thermal bridges reduce the effective thermal resistance of the insulation material. Such unaccounted heat losses compromise the thermal performance of the whole building envelope. For the proper analysis of the thermal performance of most wall and roof details, measurements and three-dimensional thermal modeling are necessary. For wall thermal analysis the whole-wall R-value calculation method can be very useful. In ties method thermal properties of all wall details are incorporated as an area weighted average. For most wall systems, the part of the wall that is traditionally analyzed, is the clear wall, that is, the flat part of the wall that is uninterrupted by details. It comprises only 50 to 80% of the total area of the opaque wall. The remaining 20 to 50% of the wall area is not analyzed nor are its effects incorporated in the thermal performance calculations. For most of the wall technologies, traditionally estimated R-values are 20 to 30% higher than whole-wall R-values. Such considerable overestimation of wall thermal resistance leads to significant errors in building heating and cooling load estimations. In this paper several examples are presented of the use of the whole-wall R-value procedure for building envelope components. The advantages of the use of the whole wall R-value calculation procedure are also discussed. For several building envelope components, traditional clear-wall R-values are compared with the results of whole-wall thermal analysis to highlight significant limits on the use of the traditional methods and the advantages of advanced computer modeling.

Kosny, J.; Christian, J.E.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal and structural behavior of filters and windows for synchrotron x-ray sources  

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This report contains the following discussions: Introduction: Use of filters and windows in the front end designs; An interactive code for 3D graphic viewing of absorbed power in filters/windows and a new heat load generation algorithm for the finite element analysis; Failure criteria and analysis methods for the filter and window assembly; Comparison with test data and existing devices in HASYLAB; Cooling the filter: Radiation cooling or conduction cooling?; Consideration of window and filter thickness: Thicker or thinner?; Material selection criteria for filters/windows; Photon transmission through filters/windows; Window and filter design for APS undulators; Window and filter design for APS wigglers; and Window design for APS bending magnet front ends.

Wang, Z.; Hahn, U.; Dejus, R.; Kuzay, T.

1993-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

112

Field Evaluation of Windows  

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Evaluation of Windows Evaluation of Windows Last Updated: 10/20/2009 Various tools can be used to evaluate windows in the field. Unless a new window still has the NFRC label attached to it, it is nearly impossible to determine by sight what the thermal and optical performance of a window is. These tools can provide information, such as low-e coating, gap width and gas fill, that can be used to approximate the performance of a window. Solar gain and Low-e detector This device can be used to determine if a low-e coating is present in the window, what type of coating it is, and where it is located. The type of low-e coating will indicate the amount of solar gain that is admitted through the coating. Readings can be "low", "medium" or "high". The device will also indicate on which glass surface the low-e coating is in relation to the position of the device. Limitations: Only works on glass of 1/8" (3 mm) or thinner. Cost: around $350 from EDTM.com

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Thermal performance of gas-cooled divertors.  

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??A significant factor in the overall efficiency of the balance of plant for a future magnetic fusion energy (MFE) reactor is the thermal performance of… (more)

Rader, Jordan D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Window Frames  

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D. Curcija. 2006. THERM 5.2 / WINDOW 5.2, NFRC SimulationSashlite 2011. The Shashlite window website http://2010. Development of a slim window frame made of glass fibre

Gustavsen, Arild

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

The Impact of Overhang Design on the Performance of Electrochromic Windows  

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for a view 1.5 m from the window looking at the side wall.with moderate-area EC windows, control algorithm D besthot climates with large-area EC windows, differences in DGI

Tavil, Aslihan; Lee, Eleanor S.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Are You Ready Phase Two? Pricing Changes and Commercial Products Added to DOE High-Performance Windows Program  

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This article, for publication in Door and Window Manufacturer magazine, describes DOE's High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program, WVPP, and how PNNL, which manages the program for DOE, is assisting DOE in the transition to the next phase (Phase II), which begins in May. While the foundation of the program will remain relatively unchanged, PNNL is employing several new strategies to continue the momentum built during the program's first full year of implementation. The program helps buyers and manufacturers to develop a market for highly insulating windows and low-E storm windows at affordable prices and thereby overcome the principal barrier of cost.

Mapes, Terry S.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Thermal Performance Engineering Handbook, Volume II: Advanced Concepts in Thermal Performance  

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The two-volume Thermal Performance Engineering Handbook will assist thermal performance engineers in identifying and investigating the cause of megawatt (MWe) losses as well as in proposing new ways to increase MWe output. Volume I contains a thermal performance primer to provide a brief review of thermodynamic principles involved in the steam power plant thermal cycle. The primer also contains brief descriptions of the equipment and systems in the cycle that can be sources of thermal losses. Also in Vol...

1998-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

118

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Window Replacement Compare Annual Energy Costs for Replacement Windows in a Typical House Use the Window Selection Tool to compare the annual energy performance of different window...

119

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Window Technologies Window Technologies Operator Types Traditional operable window types include the projected or hinged types such as casement, awning, and hopper, and the sliding types such as double- and single-hung and horizontal sliding. This section on Operator Types describes how these typical windows work. Operator Types Glazing Types Traditionally, windows have been made from clear glass, but advanced technologies have significantly improved the thermal performance of glass. This section on Glazing Types describes some of these technologies. Glazing Types Gas Fills Gas fills improve the thermal performance of insulating glazing units by reducing the conductance of the air space between the layers. This section on Gas Fills describes the thermal performance benefits of adding gas to an IGU.

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Switchable window modeling. Task 12: Building energy analysis and design tools for solar applications, Subtask A.1: High-performance glazing  

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This document presents the work conducted as part of Subtask A.1, High-Performance Glazing, of Task 12 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Program. At the start of the task, the participants agreed that chromogenic technology (switchable glazing) held considerable promise, and that algorithms to accurately model their dynamic behavior were needed. The purpose of this subtask was to develop algorithms that could be incorporated into building energy analysis programs for predicting the thermal and optical performance of switchable windows. The work entailed a review of current techniques for modelling switchable glazing in windows and switchable windows in buildings and methods for improving upon existing modeling approaches. The proposed approaches correct some of the shortcomings in the existing techniques, and could be adapted for use in other similar programs. The proposed approaches generally provide more detailed calculations needed for evaluating the short-term (hourly and daily) impact of switchable windows on the energy and daylighting performance of a building. Examples of the proposed algorithms are included.

Reilly, S.; Selkowitz, S.; Winkelmann, F.

1992-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Window  

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Window Window WINDOW screenshot. Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products; heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). Screen Shots Keywords fenestration, thermal performance, solar optical characteristics, windows, glazing Validation/Testing N/A Expertise Required Some knowledge about windows. Users 2000+ in the U.S. and abroad. Audience Manufacturers, engineers, architects, researchers, sales personnel. Input Interactive program: user-provided data files for frames (from the THERM program) and glazing layers (from the Optics program) optional. Output Reports for the total window can be saved to disk or printed; files can be generated to be used as input to the DOE-2 and EnergyPlus programs;

122

Design and validation of an air window for a molten salt solar thermal receiver  

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This thesis contributes to the development of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) receivers and focuses on the design of an efficient aperture. An air window is proposed for use as the aperture of a CSP molten salt receiver ...

Paxson, Adam Taylor

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Urban solarium : thermal performance in Boston  

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This thesis addresses the issue of energy efficiency through the lens of thermal performance in the context of urban housing in the city of Boston. Located in the historic brick row house neighborhood of the South End, the ...

Hsu, Juliet Chia-Wen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Window Menu  

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... 2007. Window Menu. The window menu has been updated: Documentation ... the item. Older Documentation for Window Menu.

125

Thermal performance of cooling towers  

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Wet cooling towers are often used in HVAC applications to reject heat to the atmosphere. Heat rejection is accomplished within the tower by heat and mass transfer between hot water droplets and ambient air. These heat and mass transfer processes and the resulting coefficient of performance are often misunderstood and misinterpreted. To demystify these concepts, the heat and mass transfer exchange at the water droplet level are reviewed. This is followed by an analysis of an idealized spray-type tower to show how cooling tower performance is affected by fill height, water retention time, and air and water mass flow rates. Finally, the so-called coefficient of performance of cooling towers is examined.

Bernier, M.A. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows  

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Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Title Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-1940E Year of Publication 2007 Authors S. Craig Drumheller, Christian Kohler, and Stefanie Minen Conference Name Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference Volume 277 Date Published 12/2007 Conference Location Clearwater Beach, FL Abstract A field evaluation comparing the performance of low emittance (low-e) storm windows with both standard clear storm windows and no storm windows was performed in a cold climate. Six homes with single pane windows were monitored over the period of one heating season. The homes were monitored with no storm windows and with new storm windows. The storm windows installed on four of the six homes included a hard coat, pyrolitic, low-e coating while the storm windows for the other two homes had traditional clear glass. Overall heating load reduction due to the storm windows was 13% with the clear glass and 21% with the low-e windows. Simple paybacks for the addition of the storm windows were 10 years for the clear glass and 4.5 years for the low-e storm windows.

127

Highly Insulating Windows - Fram  

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Frames Frames Research performed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and LBNL has identified various highly insulating frame solutions. A report was released in 2007 describing some of these frames. This document reports the findings of a market and research review related to state-of-the-art highly insulating window frames. The market review focuses on window frames that satisfy the Passivhaus requirements (window U-value less or equal to 0.8 W/m2K ), while other examples are also given in order to show the variety of materials and solutions that may be used for constructing window frames with a low thermal transmittance (U-value). The market search shows that several combinations of materials are used in order to obtain window frames with a low U-value. The most common insulating material seems to be Polyurethane (PUR), which is used together with most of the common structural materials such as wood, aluminum, and PVC.

128

Thermal Performance of Phase Change Wallboard for Residential Cooling Application  

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COOLING AND DOUBLE WALLBOARD COMPARISON OF THERMAL STORAGEThermal Performance of Phase Change Wallboard for Residential CoolingThermal Performance of Phase Change Wallboard for Residential Cooling

Feustel, H.E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of...  

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Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts Title Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated...

130

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- RESFEN: System Requirements  

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows NT CPU TYPE Pentium (a 133 MHz pentium will take about 40 seconds to perform a...

131

The energy performance of electrochromic windows in heating-dominated geographic locations  

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This paper presents the results of a study investigating the energy performance of electrochromic windows in heating-dominated geographic locations under a variety of state-switching control strategies. The authors used the DOE-2.1E energy simulation program to analyze the annual heating, cooling and lighting energy use and performance as a function of glazing type, size, and electrochromic control strategy. They simulated a prototypical commercial office building module located in Madison, Wisconsin. Control strategies analyzed were based on daylight illuminance, incident total solar radiation, and space cooling load. The results show that overall energy performance is best if the electrochromic is left in its clear or bleached state during the heating season, but controlled during the cooling season using daylight illuminance as a control strategy. Even in such heating dominated locations as madison, there is still a well-defined cooling season when electrochromic switching will be beneficial. However, having the electrochromic remain in its bleached state during the winter season may result in glare and visual comfort problems for occupants much in the same way as conventional glazings.

Sullivan, R.; Lee, E.S.; Rubin, M.; Selkowitz, S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Residents and windows. 1. Shielding of windows  

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In order to assess the influence of the shielding of windows performed by occupants in residential buildings on the heat balance of the building, the shielding of 40,000 windows was determined by observation during two heating seasons. It is shown that the demand for privacy has a large effect on the degree of window-shielding. There are also indications that many occupants trying to save energy use window-shielding as one of their means to achieve this.

Lyrberg, M.D.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Monitor window  

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... from the three Info buttons. Text can be typed into the window. The window can be saved to a file (as can all the other text windows). ...

134

Thermal Performance of Insulating Cryogenic Pin Spacers  

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Following the proposal to introduce an actively cooled radiation screen (5-10 K) for the LHC machine, the design of the LHC cryostat foresees the need for spacers between the cold mass and the radiati on screen. The thermal impedance of the chosen material should be very high and the shape selected to withstrand the contact stress due to the displacements induced by the coll-down and warm-up transi ent. A cryogenic experiment dedicated to studying the thermal behaviour of several proposed spacers was performed at the cryogenics laboratory of CERN before choosing the one to be used for further i nvestigation on the LHC full-scale Cryostat Thermal Model [1] [2]. This paper describes a quantitative analysis leading to the choice of the spacer.

Darve, C

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Window Types | Department of Energy  

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Window Types Window Types Window Types June 18, 2012 - 8:06am Addthis A wood-frame window with insulated window glazing. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/chandlerphoto A wood-frame window with insulated window glazing. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/chandlerphoto What does this mean for me? If you have old windows, they are likely losing large amounts of energy through the frames and glazing. By upgrading old windows, you can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home. Windows come in a number of different frame and glazing types. By combining an energy-efficient frame choice with a glazing type tailored to your climate and application, you can customize each of your home's windows. Types of Window Frames Improving the thermal resistance of the frame can contribute to a window's

136

Window Types | Department of Energy  

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Window Types Window Types Window Types June 18, 2012 - 8:06am Addthis A wood-frame window with insulated window glazing. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/chandlerphoto A wood-frame window with insulated window glazing. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/chandlerphoto What does this mean for me? If you have old windows, they are likely losing large amounts of energy through the frames and glazing. By upgrading old windows, you can reduce heating and cooling costs in your home. Windows come in a number of different frame and glazing types. By combining an energy-efficient frame choice with a glazing type tailored to your climate and application, you can customize each of your home's windows. Types of Window Frames Improving the thermal resistance of the frame can contribute to a window's

137

Windows NT Workstation Performance Evaluation Based on Pro/E 2000i BENCHMARK  

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A performance evaluation of several computers was necessary, so an evaluation program, or benchmark, was run on each computer to determine maximum possible performance. The program was used to test the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) ability of each computer by monitoring the speed with which several functions were executed. The main objective of the benchmarking program was to record assembly loading times and image regeneration times and then compile a composite score that could be compared with the same tests on other computers. The three computers that were tested were the Compaq AP550, the SGI 230, and the Hewlett-PackardP750C. The Compaq and SGI computers each had a Pentium III 733mhz processor, while the Hewlett-Packard had a Pentium III 750mhz processor. The size and speed of Random Access Memory (RAM) in each computer varied, as did the type of graphics card. Each computer that was tested was using Windows NT 4.0 and Pro/ENGINEER{trademark} 2000i CAD benchmark software provided by Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). The benchmarking program came with its own assembly, automatically loaded and ran tests on the assembly, then compiled the time each test took to complete. Due to the automation of the tests, any sort of user error affecting test scores was virtually eliminated. After all the tests were completed, scores were then compiled and compared. The Silicon Graphics 230 was by far the overall winner with a composite score of 8.57. The Compaq AP550 was next with a score of 5.19, while the Hewlett-Packard P750C performed dismally, achieving a score of 3.34. Several factors, including motherboard chipset, graphics card, and the size and speed of RAM, were involved in the differing scores of the three machines. Surprisingly the Hewlett-Packard, which had the fastest processor, came back with the lowest score. The above factors most likely contributed to the poor performance of the Hewlett-Packard. Based on the results of the benchmark test, the SGI 230 appears to be the best CAD software solution. The Hewlett-Packard most likely performed poorly due to the fact that it was only running a 100mhz Front Side Bus (FSB), while the SGI machine was running at a 133mhz. The Compaq was using a new type of RAM called RDRAM. While this RAM was at first perceived to be a great performer, various benchmarks, including this one, have found that the computers using RDRAM really only achieve average performance.

DAVIS,SEAN M.

2000-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

138

TC 89 Thermal performance of buildings and building components  

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of cavities 6 7 Report 10 ANNEX A (informative) Tabulated thermal conductivity (-value) of selected materials and building components. Introduction The test method according to prEN 12412­2 "Windows, doors and shutters. The standard does not include effects of solar radiation and heat transfer caused by air leakage and three

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

139

High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems  

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This document is the sixth volume of the Building America Best Practices Series. It presents information that is useful throughout the United States for enhancing the energy efficiency practices in the specific climate zones that are presented in the first five Best Practices volumes. It provides an introduction to current photovoltaic and solar thermal building practices. Information about window selection and shading is included.

Baechler, M.; Gilbride, T.; Ruiz, K.; Steward, H.; Love, P.

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

CANBUS , ++ WINDOWS.  

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; : .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., .., ... . . . 630090 , . . CANBUS , ++ WINDOWS. , CANBUS CAMAC intelligent controllers with CANBUS interface and on software written on C++ in WINDOWS media. Solutions Interface), IXXAT Windows. VCI , , CAN-, .. Windows c #12; VCI

Kozak, Victor R.

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141

Reflred - Windows  

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... data. There are a number of different windows in the system. The choose window lets you select directory and dataset. ...

142

Simulating Complex Window Systems using BSDF Data  

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Simulating Complex Window Systems using BSDF Data MariaJune 2009 Simulating Complex Window Systems using BSDF Datathe performance of conventional window systems. Complex

Konstantoglou, Maria

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration (Presentation)  

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Thermal control is a critical factor in power electronics equipment. NREL aims to integrate and improve thermal system performance in power electronics.

Bennion, K.

2007-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

144

WINDOW-WALL INTERFACE CORRECTION FACTORS: THERMAL MODELING OF INTEGRATED FENESTRATION AND OPAQUE ENVELOPE SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED PREDICTION OF ENERGY USE  

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The boundary conditions for thermal modeling of fenestration systems assume an adiabatic condition between the fenestration system installed and the opaque envelope system. This theoretical adiabatic boundary condition may not be appropriate owing to heat transfer at the interfaces, particularly for aluminum- framed windows affixed to metal- framed walls. In such scenarios, the heat transfer at the interface may increase the discrepancy between real world thermal indices and laboratory measured or calculated indices based on NFRC Rating System.This paper discusses the development of window-wall Interface Correction Factors (ICF) to improve energy impacts of building envelope systems

Bhandari, Mahabir S [ORNL; Ravi, Dr. Srinivasan [University of Florida, Gainesville

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Selecting windows for energy efficiency  

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New window technologies have increased energy benefits and comfort, and have provided more practical options for consumers. This selection guide will help homeowners, architects, and builders take advantage of the expanding window market. The guide contains three sections: an explanation of energy-related window characteristics, a discussion of window energy performance ratings, and a convenient checklist for window selection.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative YOUR GATEWAY TO INFORMATION ON HOW TO CHOOSE ENERGY-EFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS 101 Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Selecting Windows for New Construction Window Selection Tool Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Selecting Replacement Windows Window Selection Tool Assessing Replacement Options Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Understanding Windows Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows Design Considerations How to Measure Performance Window Technologies

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Monitored Thermal Performance Results of Second Generation Superwindows in Three Montana Residences.  

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Simulation studies have shown that highly insulating windows with moderate solar transmittances (R values greater than 6 hr-ft[sup 2]--F/Btu and shading coefficients greater than 0.5) can outperform insulated walls on any orientation, even in a northern US climate. Such superwindows achieve this feat by admitting more useful solar heat gains during the heating season than energy lost through conduction, convection and infrared radiation. Testing of first generation superwindows in three new homes in northern Montana during the winter of 1989--1990, reported in an earlier study, indicated that the glazed areas of superwindows can in fact outperform insulated walls on obstructed off-south orientations. However, this same study also showed that further improvements in the thermal performance of window edges and frames are necessary if the entire window is to outperform an insulated wall. As a result, second generation superwindows with improved frame, edge, and glazing features were installed in these houses during the summer and fall of 1990 and these windows were monitored during the winter of 1990--1991. Results from this monitoring effort, discussed in this paper, showed that while small performance improvements may have been made with these second generation superwindows, the frame and edge still limited performance.

Arasteh, D.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Steel-framed buildings: Impacts of wall detail configurations on the whole wall thermal performance  

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The main objective of this paper is the influence of architectural wall details on the whole wall thermal performance. Whole wall thermal performance analysis was performed for six light gage steel-framed wall systems (some with wood components). For each wall system, all wall details were simulated using calibrated 3-D finite difference computer modeling. The thermal performance of the six steel-framed wall systems included various system details and the whole wall system thermal performance for a typical single-story ranch house. Currently, predicted heat losses through building walls are typically based on measurements of the wall system clear wall area using test methods such as ASTM C 236 or are calculated by one of the procedures recommended in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals that often is carried out for the clear wall area exclusively. In this paper, clear wall area is defined as the part of the wall system that is free of thermal anomalies due to building envelope details or thermally unaffected by intersections with other surfaces of the building envelope. Clear wall experiments or calculations normally do not include the effects of building envelope details such as corners, window and door openings, and structural intersections with roofs, floors, ceilings, and other walls. In steel-framed wall systems, these details typically consist of much more structural components than the clear wall. For this situation, the thermal properties measured or calculated for the clear wall area do not adequately represent the total wall system thermal performance. Factors that would impact the ability of today`s standard practice to accurately predict the total wall system thermal performance are the accuracy of the calculation methods, the area of the total wall that is clear wall, and the quantity and thermal performance of the various wall system details.

Kosny, J.; Desjarlais, A.O.; Christian, J.E.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

THERMAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR WSB DRUM  

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The Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs Design Authority is in the design stage of the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) for the treatment and solidification of the radioactive liquid waste streams generated by the Pit Disassembly and Conversion Facility (PDCF) and Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF). The waste streams will be mixed with a cementitious dry mix in a 55-gallon waste container. Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been performing the testing and evaluations to support technical decisions for the WSB. Engineering Modeling & Simulation Group was requested to evaluate the thermal performance of the 55-gallon drum containing hydration heat source associated with the current baseline cement waste form. A transient axi-symmetric heat transfer model for the drum partially filled with waste form cement has been developed and heat transfer calculations performed for the baseline design configurations. For this case, 65 percent of the drum volume was assumed to be filled with the waste form, which has transient hydration heat source, as one of the baseline conditions. A series of modeling calculations has been performed using a computational heat transfer approach. The baseline modeling results show that the time to reach the maximum temperature of the 65 percent filled drum is about 32 hours when a 43 C initial cement temperature is assumed to be cooled by natural convection with 27 C external air. In addition, the results computed by the present model were compared with analytical solutions. The modeling results will be benchmarked against the prototypic test results. The verified model will be used for the evaluation of the thermal performance for the WSB drum.

Lee, S

2008-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

150

window.xp  

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New New in Building Energy Efficiency Selecting Windows for Energy Efficiency New window technologies have increased energy benefits and comfort, and have provided more practical options for consumers. This selection guide will help homeowners, architects, and builders take advantage of the expanding window market. The guide contains three sections: an explanation of energy-related window characteristics, a discussion of window energy performance ratings, and a convenient checklist for window selection. S electing the right window for a specific home invariably requires tradeoffs between dif- ferent energy performance features, and with other non-energy issues. An understanding of some basic energy concepts is therefore essential to choosing appropriate windows and skylights. As illustrated on the fol-

151

Monitored Energy Performance of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visual Comfort  

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pump) unit provides space conditioning to the thermal guardfan coil units provide space conditioning to each individual

Lee, Eleanor S.; DiBartolomeo, Dennis L.; Klems, Joseph; Yazdanian, Mehry; Selkowitz, Stephen E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Reflred - Windows  

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... The Tcl console window lets you interact directly with Tcl/Tk. The help window lets you browse the help text. 2002-09-13. Browse Index

153

High Performance Thermal Interface Technology Overview  

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An overview on recent developments in thermal interfaces is given with a focus on a novel thermal interface technology that allows the formation of 2-3 times thinner bondlines with strongly improved thermal properties at lower assembly pressures. This is achieved using nested hierarchical surface channels to control the particle stacking with highly particle-filled materials. Reliability testing with thermal cycling has also demonstrated a decrease in thermal resistance after extended times with longer overall lifetime compared to a flat interface.

R. Linderman; T. Brunschwiler; B. Smith; B. Michel

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

154

Advanced Windows Test Facility  

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Exterior of Advanced Windows Test Facility Exterior of Advanced Windows Test Facility Advanced Windows Test Facility This multi-room laboratory's purpose is to test the performance and properties of advanced windows and window systems such as electrochromic windows, and automatically controlled shutters and blinds. The lab simulates real-world office spaces. Embedded instrumentation throughout the lab records solar gains and losses for specified time periods, weather conditions, energy use, and human comfort indicators. Electrochromic glazings promise to be a major advance in energy-efficient window technology, helping to achieve the goal of transforming windows and skylights from an energy liability in buildings to an energy source. The glazing can be reversibly switched from a clear to a transparent, colored

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Windows, Doors, & Skylights | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Windows, Doors, & Skylights Windows, Doors, & Skylights Windows, Doors, & Skylights Windows affect home aesthetics as well as energy use. Learn more about energy-efficient windows. Windows affect home aesthetics as well as energy use. Learn more about energy-efficient windows. Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights-also known as fenestration-can help lower a home's heating, cooling, and lighting costs. Learn about the energy performance ratings to consider when selecting windows, doors, and skylights, and how to maximize their energy efficiency in your home. Featured Window Types A wood-frame window with insulated window glazing. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/chandlerphoto

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NREL Solves Residential Window Air Conditioner Performance Limitations (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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13 Denver West Parkway 13 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 | www.nrel.gov Printed with a renewable-source ink on paper containing at least 50% wastepaper, including 10% post consumer waste. NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Comprehensive performance tests lead to enhanced modeling capability and affordable methods to increase energy efficiency. Window air conditioners are inexpensive, portable, and can be installed by home occupants, making them a good solution for supplemental cooling, for installing air conditioning into homes that lack ductwork, and for renters. As a result, 7.5 million window air conditioners are purchased each year in the United States-more than all other home cooling equipment

157

Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for Improved Performance  

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We report on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices that contain a thin Ta2O5 film deposited onto the CdS window layer by sputtering. We show that for thicknesses below 5 nm, Ta2O5 films between CdS and CdTe positively affect the solar cell performance, improving JSC, VOC, and the cell power conversion efficiency despite the insulating nature of the interlayer material. Using the Ta2O5 interlayer, a VOC gain of over 100 mV was demonstrated compared to a CdTe/CdS baseline. Application of a 1nm Ta2O5 interlayer enabled the fabrication of CdTe solar cells with extremely thin (less than 30 nm) CdS window layers. The efficiency of these cells exceeded that of a base line cell with 95 nm of CdS.

Lemmon, John P.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Bennett, Wendy D.; Kovarik, Libor

2012-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

158

Windows with complex shading  

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thermal properties MoWiTT measured system SHGC to check method The transmission of solar energy through a complicated system such as a window with a venetian blind andor...

159

Education---Oriented Virtual Environment for Clothing Thermal Functional Performance  

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This paper presents a simulation environment for the education of clothing thermal function. It allows learners in a virtual environment to learn the clothing thermal comfort theory and identify the most important factors that influence clothing thermal ... Keywords: Visualization, clothing thermal functional performance, education oriented, virtual environment

Xiaonan Luo; Wenbang Hou; Yi Li

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Tips: Windows | Department of Energy  

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Windows Windows Tips: Windows June 18, 2012 - 9:43am Addthis Tips: Windows Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10% to 25% of your heating bill by letting heat out. During the summer, your air conditioner must work harder to cool hot air from sunny windows. Install ENERGY STAR®-qualified windows and use curtains and shade to give your air conditioner and energy bill a break. If your home has single-pane windows, consider replacing them with double-pane windows with high-performance glass-low-e or spectrally selective coatings. In colder climates, select gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to reduce heat loss. In warmer climates, select windows with

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161

Thermal performance of the Brookhaven natural thermal storage house  

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In the Brookhaven natural thermal storage house, an energy-efficient envelope, passive solar collectors, and a variety of energy conservation methods are incorporated. The thermal characteristics of the house during the tested heating season are evaluated. Temperature distributions at different zones are displayed, and the effects of extending heating supply ducts only to the main floor and heating return ducts only from the second floor are discussed. The thermal retrievals from the structure and the passive collectors are assessed, and the total conservation and passive solar contributions are outlined. Several correlation factors relating these thermal behaviors are introduced, and their diurnal variations are displayed. Finally, the annual energy requirements, and the average load factors are analyzed and discussed.

Ghaffari, H.T.; Jones, R.F.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Tools Tools Looking for windows for a new home? Use the Window Selection Tool to compare annual energy performance for windows in new construction. Window Selection Tool Looking for replacement windows? Use the Window Selection Tool to compare annual energy performance for replacement windows. Window Selection Tool Window Selection Tool Use the Window Selection Tool for new or replacement windows to compare the annual energy performance of different window types and design conditions for a typical house. Find manufacturers who offer windows and skylights within the generic results shown. Learn more about manufacturers' specific product options. Use the Window Selection Tool to: Compare how various window or skylight types affect estimated energy cost for a typical house in your location.

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Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed  

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Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing Units Title Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing Units Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-5800E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Hart, Robert, Howdy Goudey, Dariush K. Arasteh, and Dragan C. Curcija Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 54 Issue November 2012 Pagination 453-460 Date Published 11/2012 Keywords concave, convex, deflection, field test, gap, insulating glass unit, thermal performance, thermal transmittance, u-factor Abstract This study examines the thermal performance impact of center-of-glass (COG) deflections in double- and triple-pane insulating glass units (IGUs) installed at several locations throughout the US. Deflection was measured during summer and winter temperatures; the results show that outdoor temperature variations can be represented a linear change in COG gap width in double- and triple-pane IGUs within the temperature ranges measured. However, the summer-winter temperature-induced deflection is similar in magnitude to the observed spread in COG deflection of similar units at the same temperature, which suggests that factors other than temperature are of equal importance in determining the in-situ deflection of windows. The effect of deflection on thermal performance depends on the IGU's designed gap. Units constructed with smaller-than-optimal gaps often exhibit significant U-factor change due to temperature-induced reduction in gap width. This effect is particularly problematic in high-performance triple glazing where small gap dimension changes can have a large impact on performance.

164

Highly Insulating Window Technology  

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Window Technology Window Technology Temperature differentials across a window, particularly with cold exterior environments in residential buildings, can lead to significant energy losses. Currently available low-emissivity coatings, gas-fills, and insulating frames provide significant energy savings over typical single or double glazed products. The EWC website provides information on how double glazed low-e gas-filled windows work as well as information on commercially available superwindows (three layer, multiple low-e coatings, high performance gas-fills). The next generation of highly insulating window systems will benefit from incremental improvements being made to current components (i.e. more insulating spacers and frame materials/designs, low-e coatings with improved performance properties). LBNL uses its experimental facilities and software tools to collaborate with window and glass industry representatives to better understand the impacts of new components on overall product performance.

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Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in...  

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Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing Units Title Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of-Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing...

166

NREL Evaluates Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Walls to Improve...  

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homes, which are currently over-predicted. Potential Impact Accurate estimates of the thermal characteris- tics of uninsulated assemblies will reduce pre-retrofit performance...

167

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation gives an overview of the status and FY09 accomplishments for the NREL Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration Project.

Bennion, K.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Field Survey of Parabolic Trough Receiver Thermal Performance: Preprint  

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This paper describes a technique that uses an infrared camera to evaluate the in-situ thermal performance of parabolic trough receivers at operating solar power plants.

Price, H.; Forristall, R.; Wendelin, T.; Lewandowski, A.; Moss, T.; Gummo, C.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Windows and Daylighting  

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Office building exterior Office building exterior Windows and Daylighting Windows research is aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings and homes across the nation. Research includes: New glazing materials Windows simulation software Advanced high-performance fenestration systems Daylighting technologies Measurement of window properties Windows performance in residential and commercial buildings. Contacts Stephen Selkowitz SESelkowitz@lbl.gov (510) 486-5064 Eleanor Lee ESLee@lbl.gov (510) 486-4997 Charlie Curcija DCCurcija@lbl.gov (510) 495-2602 Links Windows and Daylighting Daylighting the New York Times Headquarters Building Batteries and Fuel Cells Buildings Energy Efficiency Applications Commercial Buildings Cool Roofs and Heat Islands Demand Response Energy Efficiency Program and Market Trends

170

Window coverings  

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This brochure discusses the following: how heat loss and gain occurs, moisture problems, conventional coverings seldom save energy, plastic window sheets, insulated window coverings, and what to look for. (MHR)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Solar Thermal Technology Status, Performance, and Cost Estimates -- 2011  

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Solar thermal power plants use mirrors to focus solar radiation onto a solar receiver, which heats a heat transfer fluid that drives either a turbine or heat engine to generate electricity. This study provides cost and performance information for three commercial or early commercial solar thermal electric technologies: parabolic trough (with and without thermal storage), molten salt power tower with thermal energy storage, and parabolic dish engine. Capital, operations, and maintenance cost estimates are...

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Window insulator  

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An insulator for mounting to a window. A pair of plastic layers including a plurality of partitions positioned therebetween form air pockets between the layers. A plurality of suction cups and suction grooves arranged in rows on one outer surface of the sheet removably secure the sheet to a window. The sheet includes a circumferentially extending recessed portion receiving the window frame.

Nesbitt, W. A.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Windows technology assessment  

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This assessment estimates that energy loss through windows is approximately 15 percent of all the energy used for space heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings in New York State. The rule of thumb for the nation as a whole is about 25 percent. The difference may reflect a traditional assumption of single-pane windows while this assessment analyzed installed window types in the region. Based on the often-quoted assumption, in the United States some 3.5 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of primary energy, costing some $20 billion, is annually consumed as a result of energy lost through windows. According to this assessment, in New York State, the energy lost due to heat loss through windows is approximately 80 trillion Btu at an annual cost of approximately $1 billion.

Baron, J.J.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Walls and Windows  

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Energy travels in and out of a building through the walls and windows by means of conduction, convection, and radiation. The walls and windows, complex systems in themselves, are part of the overall building system. A wall system is composed of multiple layers that work in concert to provide shelter from the exterior weather. Wall systems vary in the degree to which they provide thermal resistance, moisture resistance, durability, and thermal storage. High tech windows are now available that can resist radiation heat transfer while still providing light and visibility. The combination of walls and windows within the building system can be adapted to meet a wide range of environmental conditions, recognizing that the best building envelope system for one climate may not be the first choice for another location.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Electrical, Frequency and Thermal Measurement and Modelling of Supercapacitor Performance  

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Electrical, Frequency and Thermal Measurement and Modelling of Supercapacitor Performance Yasser--This paper presents an evaluation of commercial supercapacitors performance (ESR, C, self-discharge, Pmax, Emax, coulumbic efficiency, etc), under different conditions. Characterization of supercapacitor

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

176

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Replacement Windows for Existing Homes Homes Replacement Windows for Existing Homes Homes Window Selection Tool Use the Window Selection Tool for existing homes (replacement windows) to compare performance of 20 different window types in your location. The Window Selection Tool will take you through a series of design conditions pertaining to your design and location. It is a step-by-step decision-making tool to help determine the most energy efficient window for your house. Window Selection Tool Assessing Options This section provides guidance the options available to improve the performance of your existing windows or to replace them. You can assess whether to repair, retrofit or replace your existing windows. Window Selection Process This section provides step-by-step guidance on the window selection process for replacement windows including issues of code, energy, durability, and installation.

177

Highly Insulating Windows - Publ  

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Highly Insulating Windows - Publications Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes, J. Apte, D. Arasteh, J. Huang, 2003 ASHRAE Annual Meeting, 2002 Nine representative window products are examined in eight representative U.S. climates. Annual energy and peak demand impacts are investigated. We conclude that a new generation of window products is necessary for zero-energy homes if windows are not to be an energy drain on these homes. Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows, D. Arasteh, H. Goudey, J. Huang, C. Kohler, R. Mitchell, 2006, submitted to ASHRAE Through the use of whole house energy modeling, typical efficient products are evaluated in five US climates and compared against the requirements for ZEHs. Products which meet these needs are defined as a function of climate.

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Selection Process for Replacement Windows Selection Process for Replacement Windows What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Building Codes Energy Rating Programs 1. Assess Your Existing Windows Assess whether your windows should be repaired, retrofitted, or replaced. While most new windows have labels indicating their energy properties, such information is not often available for existing windows. Download Window Energy Efficiency Checklist for assistance. Window Replacement

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Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance...  

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Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames Author: Gustavsen Ph.D., Arild Publication Date: 09-09-2010 Publication Info:...

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Reflred - Windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... reduction. The Tcl console window lets you interact directly with Tcl/Tk. Use it to help configure the application colors, etc. ...

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Cellular / Honeycomb Shades Cellular / Honeycomb Shades Updated 09/30/2013 It is now possible to model cellular / honeycomb shading systems in the Shading System Library and then add them to a glazing system in the Glazing System Library. NOTE: Before attempting to calculate a glazing system with a cellular shade, you must make the following change to the THERM7.ini file, which is located in C:\Users\Public\LBNL\Settings. Close WINDOW7 before making this change. DocPath=C:\Users\Public\LBNL\WINDOW7\debug Shading Layer Library A cellular / honeycomb shade can now be defined in the Shading Layer Library. Defining this type of shading system requires an XML file which contains information about the cell geometry and the material thermal and optical properties. WINDOW can model two different types of cellular shades:

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Thermo-mechanical failure criteria for x-ray windows and filters and comparison with experiments  

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Synchrotron x-ray windows are vacuum separators and are usually made of thin beryllium metal. Filters are provided upstream of the window to filter out the soft x-rays to protect the window from overheating and failing. The filters are made of thin carbon products or sometimes beryllium, the same material as the window. Because the window is a vacuum separator, understanding its potential structural failure under thermal load is very important. Current structural failure models for the brazed windows and filters under thermal stresses are not very accurate. Existing models have been carefully examined and found to be inconsistent with the actual failure modes of windows tested. Due to the thinness of the filter/window, the most likely failure mode is thermal buckling. In fact, recent synchrotron tests conducted in Japan on window failures bear out this position. In this paper, failure criteria for filters/windows are proposed, and analyses are performed and compared with the experimental results from various sources. A consistent result is found between the analysis and reported experiments. A series of additional analyses based on the proposed failure criteria is also carried out for filter and window designs for the third generation synchrotron beamline front ends. Comparative results are presented here.

Wang, Z.; Kuzay, T.M.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance of concrete masonry unit wall systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New materials, modern building wall technologies now available in the building marketplace, and unique, more accurate, methods of thermal analysis of wall systems create an opportunity to design and erect buildings where thermal envelopes that use masonry wall systems can be more efficient. Thermal performance of the six masonry wall systems is analyzed. Most existing masonry systems are modifications of technologies presented in this paper. Finite difference two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer modeling and unique methods of the clear wall and overall thermal analysis were used. In the design of thermally efficient masonry wall systems is t to know how effectively the insulation material is used and how the insulation shape and its location affect the wall thermal performance. Due to the incorrect shape of the insulation or structural components, hidden thermal shorts cause additional heat losses. In this study, the thermal analysis of the clear wall was enriched with the examination of the thermal properties of the wall details and the study of a quantity defined herein the Thermal Efficiency of the insulation material.

Kosny, J.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance-aware thermal management via task scheduling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High on-chip temperature impairs the processor's reliability and reduces its lifetime. Hardware-level dynamic thermal management (DTM) techniques can effectively constrain the chip temperature, but degrades the performance. We propose an OS-level technique ... Keywords: Thermal management, task scheduling

Xiuyi Zhou; Jun Yang; Marek Chrobak; Youtao Zhang

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

CAVE WINDOW  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A cave window is described. It is constructed of thick glass panes arranged so that interior panes have smaller windowpane areas and exterior panes have larger areas. Exterior panes on the radiation exposure side are remotely replaceable when darkened excessively. Metal shutters minimize exposure time to extend window life.

Levenson, M.

1960-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Insulation Performance in the Process Industries: Facts and Fallacies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The efficient use of thermal insulation materials and systems for design of cryogenic and elevated temperature process applications depends upon a reliable knowledge of their properties. Properties determined under idealized laboratory conditions are inadequate based on quantified field performance results. The various general and specific materials and environment factors which influence actual thermal performance will be outlined and discussed. Examples are given to illustrate the significant effects that such factors can have on energy conservation in the industrial arena. Various solutions are suggested.

Tye, R. P.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Efficient Windows Collaborative  

SciTech Connect

The project goals covered both the residential and commercial windows markets and involved a range of audiences such as window manufacturers, builders, homeowners, design professionals, utilities, and public agencies. Essential goals included: (1) Creation of 'Master Toolkits' of information that integrate diverse tools, rating systems, and incentive programs, customized for key audiences such as window manufacturers, design professionals, and utility programs. (2) Delivery of education and outreach programs to multiple audiences through conference presentations, publication of articles for builders and other industry professionals, and targeted dissemination of efficient window curricula to professionals and students. (3) Design and implementation of mechanisms to encourage and track sales of more efficient products through the existing Window Products Database as an incentive for manufacturers to improve products and participate in programs such as NFRC and ENERGY STAR. (4) Development of utility incentive programs to promote more efficient residential and commercial windows. Partnership with regional and local entities on the development of programs and customized information to move the market toward the highest performing products. An overarching project goal was to ensure that different audiences adopt and use the developed information, design and promotion tools and thus increase the market penetration of energy efficient fenestration products. In particular, a crucial success criterion was to move gas and electric utilities to increase the promotion of energy efficient windows through demand side management programs as an important step toward increasing the market share of energy efficient windows.

Nils Petermann

2010-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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The project goals covered both the residential and commercial windows markets and involved a range of audiences such as window manufacturers, builders, homeowners, design professionals, utilities, and public agencies. Essential goals included: (1) Creation of 'Master Toolkits' of information that integrate diverse tools, rating systems, and incentive programs, customized for key audiences such as window manufacturers, design professionals, and utility programs. (2) Delivery of education and outreach programs to multiple audiences through conference presentations, publication of articles for builders and other industry professionals, and targeted dissemination of efficient window curricula to professionals and students. (3) Design and implementation of mechanisms to encourage and track sales of more efficient products through the existing Window Products Database as an incentive for manufacturers to improve products and participate in programs such as NFRC and ENERGY STAR. (4) Development of utility incentive programs to promote more efficient residential and commercial windows. Partnership with regional and local entities on the development of programs and customized information to move the market toward the highest performing products. An overarching project goal was to ensure that different audiences adopt and use the developed information, design and promotion tools and thus increase the market penetration of energy efficient fenestration products. In particular, a crucial success criterion was to move gas and electric utilities to increase the promotion of energy efficient windows through demand side management programs as an important step toward increasing the market share of energy efficient windows.

Nils Petermann

2010-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS AND BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEMS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in predicting dynamic thermal performance by the admittancea lumped parameter thermal analog model for dynamic ther-5 Presented at the DOE/ASTM Thermal Insulation Conference,

Carroll, William L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Arranging PPP Windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

03/15/2005. Arranging PPP Windows. Suggestions for arranging the two PPP windows: Use Attach / adjust windows.

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Atmospheric Condensation Potential of Windows in Hot, Humid Climates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In hot, humid climates, the internal surfaces of windows in air-conditioned buildings are in contact with relatively colder air. Meanwhile, the external surfaces are exposed to hot humid atmospheric air. This hygro-thermal condition may cause frequent atmospheric condensation on external surfaces of windows when their surface temperature drops below the dew point temperature of the hot humid air. To date, external surface condensation on windows has been given relatively much less importance than their internal surface condensation. In addition, the thermal analysis of windows in hot humid climates has always been performed in the absence of condensation. Under moderate air temperature and humidity conditions, such practice is acceplable. However, when windows experience atmospheric condensation on their external surfaces, the effect of condensation on window energy loss needs to be examined. In this paper, the external condensation process is analyzed and the atmospheric water vapor mass condensation rate has been obtained by utilizing a simplified transient uni-dimensional finite difference model. The results show that this model has enhanced the assessment of the potential for atmospheric condensation on windows in hot, humid climates and in predicting the amount of condensation expected, as well as the associated energy loss for given thermal and moisture conditions. The numerical computation of the model is able to account for condensation and its impact on the temperature gradient across the window. Thermal analysis of both single and insulated double-glazed windows under condensation conditions is presented. The work also includes the computational procedure used and the results or a case study demonstrating the model's capabilities.

El Diasty, R.; Budaiwi, I.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW: System Requirements  

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REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Program has been tested on Microsoft Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000TM.. It has been reported by users that the...

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Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EVALUATION OF LOW-E STORM WINDOWS By S. Craig Drumheller-performance of low emittance (low-e) storm windows with bothstandard clear storm windows and no storm windows was

Drumheller, S. Craig

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

windows Staff  

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DEPUTY GROUP LEADER Charlie Curcija 495-2602 90-3111 dccurcija@lbl.gov WINDOWS AND DAYLIGHTING STAFF Andre Anders 486-6745 53-004 aanders@lbl.gov Dennis...

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Laser sealed evacuated window glazings  

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The design and fabrication of a highly insulating, evacuated window glazing have been investigated. A thermal network model has been used to parametrically predict the thermal performance of such a window. Achievable design, options are predicted to provide a glazing with a thermal conductance less than 0.6 W/m/sup 2/K (R > 10/sup 0/F ft/sup 2/ h/Btu) which is compact, lightweight, and durable. A CO/sub 2/ laser has been used to produce a continuous, leak tight, welded glass perimeter seal around 25 x 25 cm/sup 2/ test specimens. Various diameters of regularly spaced spherical support spacers were incorporated in the specimens as well as an integral SnO/sub 2/:F transparent, low emissivity coating for suppression of radiative heat transfer. Laser sealing rates of .06 cm/s were achieved at a 580/sup 0/C glass working temperature with 400 W of continuous wave (CW) laser power.

Benson, D.K.; Tracy, C.E.; Jorgensen, G.J.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

High Performance Window Attachments  

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dccurcija@lbl.gov 510-495-2602 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Impact of Project: * Motivate manufacturers to make...

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The effect of load parameters on system thermal performance  

SciTech Connect

The effects of load size, load profile and hot water set temperature on system thermal performance are investigated in order to determine the relative importance of these design parameters in sizing a solar water heating system. The WATSUN IV computer program was used to introduce various load sizes, load profiles and set temperatures to a base model. The results indicate that variations in load size have a significant effect on the thermal performance of the system. However, variations in load profile and hot water set temperature seem to have no significant effect on system performance.

Vakili, M.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Single Glazing Single Glazing Single-Glazed, Clear Glass This figure illustrates the performance of a typical single-glazed unit with clear glass. Relative to all other glazing options, single-glazed with clear glass allows the highest transfer of energy (i.e. heat loss or heat gain depending on local climate conditions) while permitting the highest daylight transmission. Single Clear Center of Glass Properties Note: These values are for the center of glass only. They should only be used to compare the effect of different glazing types, not to compare total window products. Frame choice can drastically affect performance. Whole Window Properties - Single-Glazed, Clear Glass Metal Frame Non-metal Frame Metal Frame Metal Frame with Thermal Break Non-metal Frame Non-metal Frame, Thermally Improved

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW  

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downloading and installing Optics 6, as it has a few bug fixes and works with Windows 7 and 8. NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) will "sunset" use of Optics 5.1...

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Thermal performance assessment of an advanced glazing system  

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The four different techniques which were used to test an advanced, four-pane glazing system and standard double-glazed unit are described. The results from each test are compared. Where agreement is not good, explanations are suggested. The advanced glazing system was found to have a U-value of 0.9 W/m[sup 2] K and a shading coefficient of 0.48. The glazing simulation models WINDOW (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, US) and MULTB (Pilkington Glass, U.K.) were used to predict glazing performance. Simulation of the two glazing systems which were experimentally assessed allows comparison between models, and between predicted and measured performance. Agreement was within the error bands associated with each assessment. 7 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

Robinson, P. (Architectural Association, London (United Kingdom)); Littler, J. (Univ. of Westminster, London (United Kingdom))

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL-5800E Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of- Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating  

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00E 00E Thermal Performance Impacts of Center-of- Glass Deflections in Installed Insulating Glazing Units R.G. Hart Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory C.W. Goudey Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory D.K. Arasteh Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory D.C. Curcija Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Windows and Envelope Materials Group Building Technology and Urban Systems Department Environmental Energy Technologies Division June 2012 To be published in Energy and Buildings DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct information, neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor The Regents of the University of

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Thermal Performance of Uninsulated and Partially Filled Wall Cavities: Preprint  

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Low-rise, wood-framed homes are the most common type of residential structures in the United States. Wood wall construction supports roofs efficiently and provides a stable frame for attaching interior and exterior wall coverings. Wall cavities are prevalent and increase thermal resistance, particularly when they are filled with insulating material. This paper describes detailed computational fluid dynamics modeling to evaluate the thermal performance of uninsulated or partially filled wall cavities and accounts for conduction through framing, convection, and radiation. Parameters are ambient outdoor temperature, cavity surface emissivity, cavity aspect ratio, and insulation height. Understanding the thermal performance of uninsulated or partially insulated wall cavities is essential for conserving energy in residential buildings. The results can serve as input for building energy simulation tools such as DOE2 and EnergyPlus for modeling the temperature dependent energy performance of new and older homes with uninsulated or partially insulated walls.

Ridouane, E. H.; Bianchi, M.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duct thermal performance models for large commercial buildings  

SciTech Connect

Despite the potential for significant energy savings by reducing duct leakage or other thermal losses from duct systems in large commercial buildings, California Title 24 has no provisions to credit energy-efficient duct systems in these buildings. A substantial reason is the lack of readily available simulation tools to demonstrate the energy-saving benefits associated with efficient duct systems in large commercial buildings. The overall goal of the Efficient Distribution Systems (EDS) project within the PIER High Performance Commercial Building Systems Program is to bridge the gaps in current duct thermal performance modeling capabilities, and to expand our understanding of duct thermal performance in California large commercial buildings. As steps toward this goal, our strategy in the EDS project involves two parts: (1) developing a whole-building energy simulation approach for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings, and (2) using the tool to identify the energy impacts of duct leakage in California large commercial buildings, in support of future recommendations to address duct performance in the Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Nonresidential Buildings. The specific technical objectives for the EDS project were to: (1) Identify a near-term whole-building energy simulation approach that can be used in the impacts analysis task of this project (see Objective 3), with little or no modification. A secondary objective is to recommend how to proceed with long-term development of an improved compliance tool for Title 24 that addresses duct thermal performance. (2) Develop an Alternative Calculation Method (ACM) change proposal to include a new metric for thermal distribution system efficiency in the reporting requirements for the 2005 Title 24 Standards. The metric will facilitate future comparisons of different system types using a common ''yardstick''. (3) Using the selected near-term simulation approach, assess the impacts of duct system improvements in California large commercial buildings, over a range of building vintages and climates. This assessment will provide a solid foundation for future efforts that address the energy efficiency of large commercial duct systems in Title 24. This report describes our work to address Objective 1, which includes a review of past modeling efforts related to duct thermal performance, and recommends near- and long-term modeling approaches for analyzing duct thermal performance in large commercial buildings.

Wray, Craig P.

2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Thermal Management for High-Performance Storage Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Thermal-aware design of disk drives is important because high temperatures can cause reliability problems. Dynamic Thermal Management (DTM) techniques have been proposed to operate the disk at the average case temperature, rather than at the worse case by modulating the activities to avoid thermal emergencies. The thermal emergencies can be caused by unexpected events, such as fan-breaks, increased inlet air temperature, etc. One of the DTM techniques is a delay-based approach that adjusts the disk seek activities, cooling down the disk drives. Even if such a DTM approach could overcome thermal emergencies without stopping disk activity, it suffers from long delays when servicing the requests. Thus, in this chapter, we investigate the possibility of using a multispeed disk-drive (called dynamic rotations per minute (DRPM)) that dynamically modulates the rotational speed of the platter for implementing the DTM technique. Using a detailed performance and thermal simulator of a storage system, we evaluate two possible DTM policies (- time-based and watermark-based) with a DRPM disk-drive and observe that dynamic RPM modulation is effective in avoiding thermal emergencies. However, we find that the time taken to transition between different rotational speeds of the disk is critical for the effectiveness of the DRPM based DTM techniques.

Kim, Youngjae [ORNL; Gurumurthi, Dr Sudhanva [University of Virginia; Sivasubramaniam, Anand [Pennsylvania State University

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beam line windows at LAMPF  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The A-6 main beam-line window at LAMPF separates the vacuum of the main beam line from the isotope production station, proton irradiation ports, and the beam stop, which operate in air. This window must withstand the design beam current of 1 mA at 800 MeV for periods of at least 3000 hours without failure. The window is water cooled and must be strong enough to withstand the 2.1 MPa (300 psig) cooling water pressure, as well as beam-induced thermal stresses. Two designs have been used to meet these goals, a stepped-plate window and a hemispherical window, both made from a precipitation-hardened nickel base alloy, Alloy 718. Calculations of the temperatures and stresses in each of these windows are presented.

Brown, R.D.; Grisham, D.L.; Lambert, J.E.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance Analysis of a High-Mass Residential Building  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Minimizing energy consumption in residential buildings using passive solar strategies almost always calls for the efficient use of massive building materials combined with solar gain control and adequate insulation. Using computerized simulation tools to understand the interactions among all the elements facilitates designing low-energy houses. Finally, the design team must feel confident that these tools are providing realistic results. The design team for the residential building described in this paper relied on computerized design tools to determine building envelope features that would maximize the energy performance [1]. Orientation, overhang dimensions, insulation amounts, window characteristics and other strategies were analyzed to optimize performance in the Pueblo, Colorado, climate. After construction, the actual performance of the house was monitored using both short-term and long-term monitoring approaches to verify the simulation results and document performance. Calibrated computer simulations showed that this house consumes 56% less energy than would a similar theoretical house constructed to meet the minimum residential energy code requirements. This paper discusses this high-mass house and compares the expected energy performance, based on the computer simulations, versus actual energy performance.

Smith, M.W.; Torcellini, P.A., Hayter, S.J.; Judkoff, R.

2001-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

207

Window shopping  

SciTech Connect

The author addresses the energy efficiency of windows and describes changes and new products available in this consumer information article. Experiments currently being done by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), Bonneville Power Authority and the Washington State Energy Office show that some of these superwindows collect more energy from the sun than they let escape from inside the home. One type of window in current production is the low-E (low-emissivity) and the IGUs (insulated glass units). Low-E techniques include glazing of the glass with various materials including polyester and metallic coatings. Other measures include filling the airspace in double pane windows with argon, aerogel or by creating a vacuum in the airspace. Another factor the author considers is ultraviolet light protection.

Best, D.

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

BSP 930 WINDOWS HANDBOOK  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... click Default Computer. When the Default Computer Properties window appears, select Windows NT System, then Logon. ...

209

Superconductive radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The SRF window assembly has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The SRF window assembly comprises a superconducting frame, a ceramic plate having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet for sealing plate into frame. The plate is brazed to eyelet which is then electron beam welded to frame. A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the SRF window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator. 11 figs.

Phillips, H.L.; Elliott, T.S.

1998-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly comprises a superconducting frame, a ceramic plate having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet for sealing plate into frame. The plate is brazed to eyelet which is then electron beam welded to frame. A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator. 11 figs.

Phillips, H.L.; Elliott, T.S.

1997-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

211

Seeing Windows Through  

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8 8 Seeing Windows Through A profusion of gases, glazings, and gap sizes are among the factors that confound efforts to measure the energy performance of a window or skylight. The increasing variety of efficiency-enhancing options for windows and their frames poses a formidable challenge to builders, utilities, code officials, and consumers. Fortunately, a new system for accurately rating and labeling these products promises to help demystify them and to foster nationwide improvements in energy efficiency. NFRC is Born Window trade groups have historically organized around specific materials or components (such as glass or frames), and energy has rarely been their focal point. This changed in 1989 with the formation of the National Fenestration Rating Council. One impetus behind the industry's

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A very thin havar film vacuum window for heavy ions to perform radiobiology studies at the BNL Tandem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heavy ion beams from the BNL Tandem Van de Graaff accelerators will be made available for radiobiology studies on cell cultures. Beam energy losses need to be minimized both in the vacuum window and in the air in order to achieve the ranges required for the cells to be studied. This is particularly challenging for ions heavier than iron. The design is presented of a 0.4-inch diameter Havar film window that will satisfy these requirements. Films as thin as 80 microinches were successfully pressure tested. The final thickness to be used may be slightly larger to help in achieving pin hole free windows. We discuss design considerations and present pressure and vacuum test results as well as tests with heavy ion beams.

Thieberger, P.; Abendroth, H.; Alessi, J.; Cannizzo, L.; Carlson, C.; Gustavsson, A.; Minty, M.; Snydstrup, L.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

213

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Voluntary Test Method for Thermal Transmittance and Condensation Resistance of Windows, Doors and Glazed Wall Sections gives a dimensionless rating titled, Condensation...

214

Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic Window System  

SciTech Connect

Pleotint has embarked on a novel approach with our Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic, SRT™, windows. We are integrating dynamic sunlight control, high insulation values and low solar heat gain together in a high performance window. The Pleotint SRT window is dynamic because it reversibly changes light transmission based on thermochromics activated directly by the heating effect of sunlight. We can achieve a window package with low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), a low U value and high insulation. At the same time our windows provide good daylighting. Our innovative window design offers architects and building designers the opportunity to choose their desired energy performance, excellent sound reduction, external pane can be self-cleaning, or a resistance to wind load, blasts, bullets or hurricanes. SRT windows would provide energy savings that are estimated at up to 30% over traditional window systems. Glass fabricators will be able to use existing equipment to make the SRT window while adding value and flexibility to the basic design. Glazing installers will have the ability to fit the windows with traditional methods without wires, power supplies and controllers. SRT windows can be retrofit into existing buildings,

Millett, F,A; Byker,H, J

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

215

A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window  

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A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window Title A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-56075 Year of Publication 2004 Authors Kohler, Christian, Howdy Goudey, and Dariush K. Arasteh Call Number LBNL-56075 Abstract We present the concept for a smart highly efficient dynamic window that maximizes solar heat gain during the heating season and minimizes solar heat gain during the cooling season in residential buildings. We describe a prototype dynamic window that relies on an internal shade, which deploys automatically in response to solar radiation and temperature. This prototype was built at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from commercially available off-the-shelf components. It is a stand-alone, standard-size product, so it can be easily installed in place of standard window products. Our design shows promise for near-term commercialization. Improving thermal performance of this prototype by incorporating commercially available highly efficient glazing technologies could result in the first window that could be suitable for use in zero-energy homes. The units predictable deployment of shading could help capture energy savings that are not possible with manual shading. Installation of dynamically shaded windows in the field will allow researchers to better quantify the energy effects of shades, which could lead to increased efficiency in the sizing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for residences.

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Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally  

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Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts Title Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2000 Authors Levinson, Ronnen M., William W. Delp, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 32 Pagination 345-354 Keywords building design, Heat Island Abstract Air flowing through a supply duct infiltrates perviously faced, porous, internal duct insulation, degrading its thermal performance. Encapsulating the insulation's air-facing surface with an impervious barrier prevents infiltration, increasing the capacity of the conditioned supply air to heat or cool the space to which it is delivered. This study determined the air-speed dependence of the thermal conductivity of fiberglass insulation by measuring the inlet-to-outlet temperature drop of heated air flowing through a long, insulated flexible duct. The conductivity of a flexible duct's low-density, internal, fiberglass-blanket insulation increased with the square of the duct air speed, rising by 140% as the duct air speed increased from 0 to 15 m s-1. At air speeds recommended for branch ducts, the conductivity of such insulation would increase by 6% above its still-air value in a residential system and by 16% in a commercial system. Results partially agreed with those reported by an earlier study. Simulations indicate that encapsulating the air-stream surface of internal fiberglass duct insulation with an impervious barrier increases the effectiveness with which a duct delivers the thermal capacity of supply air by 0.15%-0.9% in typical duct systems.

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Windows and daylighting: A brighter outlook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an overview of energy efficient window glazing and framing technology. The topics of the report include: windows and energy use, a point of view; a challenging federal opportunity; DOE window research; advanced optical technologies such as spectrally selective glazing, switchable glazing, super windows with low-emissivity coatings and noble gas fills; and performance evaluation and design tools.

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Understanding Windows Understanding Windows Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows The purpose for windows is to provide natural light, natural ventilation, and views to the outside. The benefits of high performance windows allows for Energy & Cost Savings, Improved Comfort, Less Condensation, Increased Light & View, Reduced Fading, and Lower HVAC Costs. Benefits of Energy Efficient Windows Design Considerations Windows are a complex and interesting element in residential design. New window products and technologies have changed the performance of windows in a radical way. Issues such as climate, orientation, shading, and window area all effect the energy performance, but human factor issues such as access to fresh air, daylight, and natural views impact the comfort of a home.

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Measuring Performance: Air Leakage (AL) Measuring Performance: Air Leakage (AL) Is my window leaking air? The Air Leakage (AL) rating pertains to leakage through the window assembly itself. Air infiltration can also occur around the frame of the window due to poor installation or poor maintenance of existing window systems. Make sure windows are properly installed and maintained (caulking and weatherstripping). Cold glass can create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. This is not a result of air leaking through or around the window assembly but from a convective loop created when next to a window is cooled and drops to the floor. This air movement can be avoided by installing high-performance windows. Heat loss and gain occur by infiltration through cracks in the window

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Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! April 26, 2013 - 11:42am Addthis Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos Erin Connealy Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Use these tips for window maintence and treatments to save energy this spring. The beginning of spring marks the point in the year when I'm cleaning, purging the house of things I no longer need, and updating my home on needed repairs. This year, I'm focusing on how to lower my energy bills

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Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! | Department of Energy  

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Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows! April 26, 2013 - 11:42am Addthis Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos Erin Connealy Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy How can I participate? Use these tips for window maintence and treatments to save energy this spring. The beginning of spring marks the point in the year when I'm cleaning, purging the house of things I no longer need, and updating my home on needed repairs. This year, I'm focusing on how to lower my energy bills

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Thermal performance of a geofluid direct-contact heat exchanger  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A sieve-tray direct-contact heat exchanger was used to transfer heat from a 280/sup 0/F geothermal fluid to the working fluid, isobutane, in the Raft River 60kW prototype plant. A series of experiments were run at different working fluid-to-geofluid flow ratios which produced different boiling conditions. In this paper, the results of these experiments are analyzed on the basis of thermal performance. The flow ratio, the geofluid outlet temperature, the working fluid inlet temperature, the amount of working fluid dissolved or entrained in geofluid, and tray efficiency are varied and preheating temperature profiles are calculated. These are compared with the experimentally obtained temperature profiles and the relative effects of the variables are evaluated. From this, it was determined that the approach temperature difference was on the order of .1/sup 0/ after 17 preheating trays, and the tray efficiencies, which appear to be about the same for all trays, reached approx. 70%. It was also determined that entrainment has a negligible effect on column thermal performance. The thermal performance of this column compares favorably with a spray-tower direct-contact heat exchanger and a shell-and-tube heat exchanger in terms of overall heat-transfer coefficient. Distributor tray and boiling tray behavior are discussed. These is some discussion of operations and thermal hydraulics as well.

Wiggins, D.J.; Mines, G.L.; Wahl, E.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for Power Electronics Packaging Applications (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the thermal performance and reliability of bonded interfaces for power electronics packaging applications.

Devoto, D.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficient Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Efficient Windows Energy-Efficient Windows Energy-Efficient Windows June 18, 2012 - 8:39am Addthis Energy-efficient windows provide space heating and lighting to this sunny kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Emily Minton-Redfield for Jim Logan Architects. Energy-efficient windows provide space heating and lighting to this sunny kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Emily Minton-Redfield for Jim Logan Architects. What does this mean for me? The windows in your house let in light and air if they're operable, but they can also be weak spots in your home's thermal envelope. When replacing windows, purchase the most energy-efficient windows you can afford, because they will pay for themselves over their lifetimes. Windows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home's energy efficiency. You can reduce energy

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Energy-Efficient Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Efficient Windows Energy-Efficient Windows Energy-Efficient Windows June 18, 2012 - 8:39am Addthis Energy-efficient windows provide space heating and lighting to this sunny kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Emily Minton-Redfield for Jim Logan Architects. Energy-efficient windows provide space heating and lighting to this sunny kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Emily Minton-Redfield for Jim Logan Architects. What does this mean for me? The windows in your house let in light and air if they're operable, but they can also be weak spots in your home's thermal envelope. When replacing windows, purchase the most energy-efficient windows you can afford, because they will pay for themselves over their lifetimes. Windows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home's energy efficiency. You can reduce energy

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Thermal Performance of Phase-Change Wallboard for Residential Cooling  

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6 6 Thermal Performance of Phase-Change Wallboard for Residential Cooling Cooling residential buildings in milder climates contributes significantly to peak demand mainly because of poor load factors. Peak cooling load determines the size of equipment and the cooling source. Several measures reduce cooling-system size and allow the use of lower-energy cooling sources; they include incorporating exterior walls or other elements that effectively shelter interiors from outside heat and cold, and providing thermal mass, to cool interior spaces during the day by absorbing heat and warm them at night as the mass discharges its heat. Thermal mass features may be used for storage only or serve as structural elements. Concrete, steel, adobe, stone, and brick all satisfy requirements

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Thermal Performance of the LHC Short Straight Section Cryostat  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The LHC Short Straight Section (SSS) cryostat houses and thermally protects in vacuum the cold mass which contains a twin-aperture superconducting quadrupole magnet and superconducting corrector magnets operating at 1.9 K in superfluid helium. In addition to mechanical requirements, the cryostat is designed to minimize the heat in-leak from the ambient temperature to the cold mass. Mechanical components linking the cold mass to the vacuum vessel such as support posts and an insulation vacuum barrier are designed to have minimum heat conductivity with efficient thermalisations for heat interception. Heat in-leak by radiation is reduced by employing multilayer insulation wrapped around the cold mass and an actively cooled aluminium thermal shield. The recent commissioning and operation of two SSS prototypes in the LHC Test String 2 have given a first experimental validation of the thermal performance of the SSS cryostat in nominal operating conditions. Temperature sensors mounted in critical locations provide a...

Bergot, J B; Nielsen, L; Parma, Vittorio; Rohmig, P; Roy, E

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Assessing Window Replacement Options Assessing Window Replacement Options What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Performance Standards Energy Rating Programs Building America Program Documents Measure Guideline: Energy-Efficient Window Performance and Selection exit disclaimer Measure Guideline: Wood Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement exit disclaimer Whether you would like to improve the energy performance of your existing windows or replace them with new energy-efficient windows, several options are available. An energy audit can help you identify good strategies for more efficient windows and a more efficient house. Whichever energy efficiency measures you consider, the federal government as well as state, local, and utility programs may offer financing help or weatherization assistance.

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Thermal Performance of Uninsulated and Partially Filled Wall Cavities  

SciTech Connect

Wall cavities are widely present in the construction of low rise homes since wood framing is the most common type of construction for residential buildings in the United States. The primary function of such wall construction is to provide a stable frame to which interior and exterior wall coverings can be attached and by which a roof can be supported. The existence of wall cavities increases the thermal resistance of the enclosure, particularly when they are filled with insulating material. Several design guides provide data for prediction of the thermal resistance of uninsulated wall cavities of varying internal geometries. However, U-value coefficients provided in these guides do not account for partially insulated cavities or for variations in aspect ratio. Whole building energy simulation tools, like DOE2 or Energy Plus, use simplified, 1-D characterization of building envelopes. For the most part, this characterization assumes a fixed thermal resistance over the range of temperatures experienced by the enclosure. In reality, the thermal resistance is dominated by convection and radiation and is a function of several parameters, including the temperatures and emissivities of the cavity surfaces and the aspect ratio of the cavity. This study describes detailed CFD modeling to evaluate the thermal performance of uninsulated or partially filled wall cavities accounting for conduction through framing, convection, and radiation. The resulting correlations can serve as input for DOE2 and Energy Plus modeling of older homes, where the walls are either uninsulated or partially insulated due to the settling of the insulating material. Parameters of the study are the ambient temperature outdoors, emissivity of the cavity surfaces, cavity aspect ratio, and height of the insulation level. The outcomes of this study provide: An understanding of the thermal performance of uninsulated or partially insulated wall cavities, which is an essential aspect of energy conservation in residential buildings. Accurate input for whole building simulations models like DOE2 and Energy Plus in various climate zones. Recommendations on retrofit measures.

Ridouane, E.H.; Bianchi, M. V. A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance of phase change wallboard for residential cooling application  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cooling of residential California buildings contributes significantly to electrical consumption and peak power demand mainly due to very poor load factors in milder climates. Thermal mass can be utilized to reduce the peak-power demand, downsize the cooling systems, and/or switch to low-energy cooling sources. Large thermal storage devices have been used in the past to overcome the shortcomings of alternative cooling sources, or to avoid high demand charges. The manufacturing of phase change material (PCM) implemented in gypsum board, plaster or other wall-covering material, would permit the thermal storage to become part of the building structure. PCMs have two important advantages as storage media: they can offer an order-of-magnitude increase in thermal storage capacity, and their discharge is almost isothermal. This allows the storage of high amounts of energy without significantly changing the temperature of the room envelope. As heat storage takes place inside the building, where the loads occur, rather than externally, additional transport energy is not required. RADCOOL, a thermal building simulation program based on the finite difference approach, was used to numerically evaluate the latent storage performance of treated wallboard. Extended storage capacity obtained by using double PCM-wallboard is able to keep the room temperatures close to the upper comfort limits without using mechanical cooling. Simulation results for a living room with high internal loads and weather data for Sunnyvale, California, show significant reduction of room air temperature when heat can be stored in PCM-treated wallboards.

Feustel, H.E.; Stetiu, C.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Window Energy Efficiency Checklist  

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Window Energy Efficiency Checklist While most new windows have labels indicating their energy properties, such information is not often available for existing windows. Here is a...

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Zero Energy Windows  

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made standard windows significantly more efficient. However, even if all windows in the stock were replaced with todays efficient products, window energy consumption would still be...

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Advancement of Electrochromic Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to Electrochromic Windows Attachment 12: Analysis of VisualMarket Electrochromic Windows Attachment 17: Summary ofof the Electrochromic Windows Attachment 4: An Assessment of

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Zero Energy Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Electrochromic Windows Controlled for Daylight and Visualof Electrochromic Windows, California Energy Commission /Potential of Electrochromic Windows in the U.S. Commercial

Arasteh, Dariush; Selkowitz, Steve; Apte, Josh; LaFrance, Marc

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tutorial Design Windows - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tutorial Design Windows: Activity 2: Activity 2 Design Window Return to tutorial. Exercise 1: Exercise 1 Design Window Return to exercises. Exercise 2: Exercise  ...

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Advancement of Electrochromic Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Early-Market Electrochromic Windows. LBNL-59950. 17. Summaryof Daylight through Windows. http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/Occupants’ Control of Window Blinds in Private Offices.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW tutorials  

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Movie) bullet Creating a Window with a Generic Frame in WINDOW 6 or 7 (QuickTime Movie) Advanced Tutorials: bullet Database structure for Shading Systems in WINDOW7 (QuickTime)...

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Documentation (all versions) WINDOW 5.0 : bullet WINDOW 5.0 User Manual (3 MB, Adobe PDF format) bullet NFRC THERM 5.2 WINDOW 5.2 Simulation Manual (July 2006) (13 MB, Adobe PDF...

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS ON ULTIMATE HEAT SINKS - COOLING PONDS  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

THERMAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS THERMAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS ON ULTIMATE HEAT SINKS - COOLING PONDS R. K. Hadlock 0 . B. Abbey Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories Prepared for U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission b + NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. Neither the United States nor the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, pro- duct or process disclosed, nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. F Available from National Technical Information Service

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Thermal Performance Evaluation of Innovative Metal Building Roof Assemblies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to meet the coming energy codes, multiple layers of various insulation types will be required. The demand for greater efficiency has pushed insulation levels beyond the cavity depth. These experiments show the potential for improving metal building roof thermal performance. Additional work is currently being done by several stakeholders, so the data is expanding. These experiments are for research and development purposes, and may not be viable for immediate use.

Walker, Daniel James [ORNL; Zaltash, Abdolreza [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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directories. Gas Library Import Fixed a display problem that would occur when importing a Gas Library record from another WINDOW 7 database. Window Library Export Fixed problem...

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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CGDB Import Into WINDOW CGDB Import Into WINDOW Updated: 11/14/12 Detailed Instructions for Importing CGDB data into WINDOW These instructions apply to either WINDOW 6 or 7. WINDOW 6 vs WINDOW 7 Because the database structure of WINDOW 6 is different that WINDOW 7, there are different CGDB files to go with each version of WINDOW. There are also different versions of the XML files for each version, because in WINDOW 7 some problems with the files were fixed. Setup of CGDB The CGDB consists of a WINDOW database of records in the Shading Layer, Shade Material Library, and Glass Library, as well as a set of text files for systems that reference BSDF XML files. Database: The installation will put two databases into the "LBNL Shared" directory: (the location will depend on your operating system):

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings  

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Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Title Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-44331 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Xu, Tengfang T., François Rémi Carrié, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, William J. Fisk, Jennifer A. McWilliams, Duo Wang, and Mark P. Modera Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 34 Start Page Chapter Pagination 215-226 Abstract This paper presents major findings of a field study on the performance of five thermal distribution systems in four large commercial buildings. The five systems studied are typical single-duct or dual-duct constant air volume (CAV) systems and variable air volume (VAV) systems, each of which serves an office building or a retail building with floor area over 2,000 m2. The air leakage from ducts are reported in terms of effective leakage area (ELA) at 25 Pa reference pressure, the ASHRAE-defined duct leakage class, and air leakage ratios. The specific ELAs ranged from 0.7 to 12.9 cm2 per m2 of duct surface area, and from 0.1 to 7.7 cm2 per square meter of floor area served. The leakage classes ranged from 34 to 757 for the five systems and systems sections tested. The air leakage ratios are estimated to be up to one-third of the fan- supplied airflow in the constant-air-volume systems. The specific ELAs and leakage classes indicate that air leakage in large commercial duct systems varies significantly from system to system, and from system section to system section even within the same thermal distribution system. The duct systems measured are much leakier than the ductwork specified as "unsealed ducts" by ASHRAE. Energy losses from supply ducts by conduction (including convection and radiation) are found to be significant, on the scale similar to the losses induced by air leakage in the duct systems. The energy losses induced by leakage and conduction suggest that there are significant energy-savings potentials from duct-sealing and insulation practice in large commercial buildings

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Benefits of Efficient Windows Benefits of Efficient Windows Looking for information on windows for a new house? Window Selection Tool Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Looking for information on replacement windows? Window Selection Tool Assessing Options Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Energy & Cost Savings Energy efficient windows can substantially reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling. This section on Energy & Cost Savings illustrates these savings in both heating and cooling climates. Energy Savings Lower HVAC Costs High-performance windows not only provide reduced annual heating and cooling bills, they also reduce the peak heating and cooling loads. This section on Lower HVAC Cost illustrates how the use of high performance windows can help in reducing HVAC equipment sizing.

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Presented at the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 7-11, 1998, and published in the Proceedings.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-41352 TA-421 Presented at the ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior, Christian Köhler, Howdy Goudey, Daniel Türler, and Dariush Arasteh P.E., ASHRAE member Windows Griffith, Christian Köhler, Howdy Goudey, Daniel Türler, and Dariush Arasteh P.E., ASHRAE member ABSTRACT

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Hybrid Model of Existing Buildings for Transient Thermal Performance Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Building level energy models are important to provide accurate prediction of energy consumption for building performance diagnosis and energy efficiency assessment of retrofitting alternatives for building performance upgrading. Simplified but physically meaningful models for existing buildings are preferable for practical applications. In this study, a hybrid building model is developed to describe building system for thermal performance prediction at building level. The model includes two parts. One part is the detailed physical models, which are the CTF models of building envelopes based on the easily available coincident detailed physical properties. The other part is the simplified 2R2C model for building internal mass, whose parameters are estimated and optimized using short-term monitored operation data. A genetic algorithm estimator is developed to optimize these parameters. The parameter optimization of the simplified model and the hybrid building model are validated in a high-rise commercial office building under various weather conditions.

Xu, X.; Wang, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Performance of Unvented Attics in Hot-Dry Climates  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As unvented attics become a more common design feature implemented by Building America partners in hot-dry climates of the United States, more attention has been focused on how this approach affects heating and cooling energy consumption. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has conducted field testing and hourly building simulations for several Building America projects to evaluate energy use in vented and unvented attics in hot-dry climates. In summer, testing of the Las Vegas protoype house demonstrated that the thermal performance of an unvented attic is highly dependent on duct leakage.

Hendron, B.; Anderson, R.; Reeves, P.; Hancock, E.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated heat pipe-thermal storage system performance evaluation  

SciTech Connect

Performance verification tests of an integrated heat pipe-thermal energy storage system have been conducted. This system is being developed as a part of an Organic Rankine Cycle-Solar Dynamic Power System (ORC-SDPS) receiver for future space stations. The integrated system consists of potassium heat pipe elements that incorporate thermal energy storage (TES) canisters within the vapor space along with an organic fluid (toluene) heater tube used as the condenser region of the heat pipe. During the insolation period of the earth orbit, solar energy is delivered to the surface of the heat pipe elements of the ORC-SDPS receiver and is internally transferred by the potassium vapor for use and storage. Part of the thermal energy is delivered to the heater tube and the balance is stored in the TES units. During the eclipse period of the orbit, the stored energy in the TES units is transferred by the potassium vapor to the toluene heater tube. A developmental heat pipe element was fabricated that employs axial arteries and a distribution wick connecting the wicked TES units and the heater to the solar insolation surface of the heat pipe. Tests were conducted to verify the heat pipe operation and to evaluate the heat pipe/TES units/heater tube operation by interfacing the heater unit to a heat exchanger.

Keddy, E.; Sena, J.T.; Merrigan, M.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW 6 Research Version  

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7.0 7.0 Last Updated: 05/20/2013 EN 673 / ISO 10077 Using WINDOW 7 and THERM 7 for EN 673 / ISO 10077 Calculations If you are interested in using WINDOW and THERM for EN 673 / ISO 10077 calculations, we have added that option to WINDOW 7. The calculation is not fully automated in the program yet, so there are many steps and a spreadsheet for the final calculation. We are interested in feedback (email WINDOWHelp@lbl.gov) about the process and the results from anyone who tests this feature. CAUTION: Do not model shading systems with the EN 673 thermal model. The program will produce results but they will most likely not be correct. Download this zip file (EN673.zip) which contains the following: Description of how to use WINDOW 6 and THERM 6 for the EN 673 / ISO 10077 calculations (PDF file)

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Vacuum Glazing Modeling Vacuum Glazing Modeling It is now possible to model vacuum glazing in WINDOW 7. The first step is to define a new vacuum "gap" in the "Gap Library" (formerly the Gas Library). Then that vacuum gap is used in a glazing system to calculate the thermal characteristics of the glazing system with a vacuum gap. Gap Library The Gas Library has been renamed the Gap Library. To define a vacuum gap, check the "Vacuum" checkbox (this is only available for single gases, not gas mixtures). When this box is checked, new input variables will appear, including the vacuum pressure, the specific heat ratio and molecular weight of the vacuum gas. It is also necessary to define a pillar system for the vacuum gap. Pillar Definition Double click the double arrow to the right of the Pillar Definition pulldown to define a new pillar system. Define the shape and dimensions of the pillar system.

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LARGO hot water system thermal performance test report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The thermal performance tests and results on the LARGO Solar Hot Water System under natural environmental conditions are presented. Some objectives of these evaluations are to determine the amount of energy collected, the amount of energy delivered to the household as contributed by solar power supplied to operate the system and auxiliary power to maintain tank temperature at proper level, overall system efficiency and to determine temperature distribution within the tank. The tests and evaluation were performed at the Marshall Space Flight Center solar test facility. The Solar Hot Water system is termed a ''Dump-type'' because of the draining system for freeze protection. The solar collector is a single glazed flat plate. An 82-gallon domestic water heater is provided as the energy storage vessel. Water is circulated through the collector and water heater by a 5.3 GPM capacity pump, and control of the pump motor is achieved by a differential temperature controller.

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1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of Thermal VII, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and skylights to maintain maximum consistency between RESFEN and NFRC's planned energy rating system. Unlike energy demand of the house, and the incremental energy use or peak demand attributable to the windows

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Performance Standards Performance Standards Even the expert eye cannot easily tell an efficient window from a conventional window. That is why energy ratings, endorsement programs and consumer incentives play an important role in creating awareness for window energy efficiency among consumers, builders, architects and performance standard programs. Learn about NFRC certification and labeling Learn about ENERGY STAR® for windows, doors and skylights High Performance Windows and Low-E Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program Utility and State Incentives for energy efficiency improvements Building Codes Most locations have building energy codes that mandate minimum performance levels for windows, doors, and skylights. The builder, contractor or homeowner must adhere to the code requirements, which typically cover

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Tips: Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

high-performance glass-low-e or spectrally selective coatings. In colder climates, select gas-filled windows with low-e coatings to reduce heat loss. In warmer climates, select...

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Superconducting radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly (20) has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly (20) comprises a superconducting frame (30), a ceramic plate (40) having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet (50) for sealing plate (40) into frame (30). The plate (40) is brazed to eyelet (50) which is then electron beam welded to frame (30). A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator.

Phillips, Harry L. (Seaford, VA); Elliott, Thomas S. (Yorktown, VA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductive radiofrequency window assembly  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a superconducting radiofrequency window assembly for use in an electron beam accelerator. The srf window assembly (20) has a superconducting metal-ceramic design. The srf window assembly (20) comprises a superconducting frame (30), a ceramic plate (40) having a superconducting metallized area, and a superconducting eyelet (50) for sealing plate (40) into frame (30). The plate (40) is brazed to eyelet (50) which is then electron beam welded to frame (30). A method for providing a ceramic object mounted in a metal member to withstand cryogenic temperatures is also provided. The method involves a new metallization process for coating a selected area of a ceramic object with a thin film of a superconducting material. Finally, a method for assembling an electron beam accelerator cavity utilizing the srf window assembly is provided. The procedure is carried out within an ultra clean room to minimize exposure to particulates which adversely affect the performance of the cavity within the electron beam accelerator.

Phillips, Harry Lawrence (Seaford, VA); Elliott, Thomas S. (Yorktown, VA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Windows for New Construction Windows for New Construction Window Selection Tool Use the Window Selection Tool for new construction to compare performance of 20 different window types in your location. The Window Selection Tool will take you through a series of design conditions pertaining to your design and location. It is a step-by-step decision-making tool to help determine the most energy efficient window for your house. Window Selection Tool Window Selection Process This section provides step-by-step guidance on the window selection process for new construction windows including issues of code, energy, durability, and installation. Design Guidance This section provides Design Guides that examine the energy use impacts of new windows for homes in hot, mixed and cold climates. They show the the impact of orientation, window area, and shading. The energy use has been calculated for various window design variations including 5 orientations (equal, north, east, south, and west), 3 glazing areas, 20 glazing types, and 5 shading conditions.

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High-performance, non-CFC-based thermal insulation: Gas filled panels  

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Because of the forthcoming phase-out of CFCs and to comply with the more stringent building and appliance energy-use standards, researchers in industry and in the public sector are pursuing the development of non-CFC-based, high-performance insulation materials. This report describes the results of research and development of one alternative insulation material: highly insulating GFPs. GFPs insulate in two ways: by using a gas barrier envelope to encapsulate a low-thermal-conductivity gas or gas mixture (at atmospheric pressure), and by using low-emissivity baffles to effectively eliminate convective and radiative heat transfer. This approach has been used successfully to produce superinsulated windows. Unlike foams or fibrous insulations, GFPs are not a homogeneous material but rather an assembly of specialized components. The wide range of potential applications of GFPs (appliances, manufactured housing, site-built buildings, refrigerated transport, and so on) leads to several alternative embodiments. While the materials used for prototype GFPs are commercially available, further development of components may be necessary for commercial products. With the exception of a description of the panels that were independently tested, specific information concerning panel designs and materials is omitted for patent reasons; this material is the subject of a patent application by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Griffith, B.T.; Arasteh, D.; Selkowitz, S.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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(6.3.74 -- February 14, 2012) Release Notes Updated: 02/15/13 If you find bugs, or if you think these have not been fixed, please do not hesitate to send an email to WINDOWHelp@lbl.gov to report your findings. Getting feedback from users is how we improve the program. WINDOW 6.3.74 Program Changes Window LIbrary: Window Types In previous versions of WINDOW 6.3, there were two different Window Type lists, with conflicting ID numbers, which resulted in the possibility of a Window Library made with one set of Window Types would become corrupted (the wrong Window Types assigned) if the database records were imported into a another database with the different Window Type list. To solve this problem, we have added a database "migration" with this version of WINDOW -- when it opens any older database, it will update the Window Types list to have the choices (and IDs) shown below and then it will also update all the Window Library records to map to the new Window Types based on what the records were set to originally.

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VII Hotine-Marussi Symposium on Theoretical Geodesy, 6-10 July 2009, Rome, Italy. Performance analysis of isotropic spherical harmonic spectral windows  

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analysis of isotropic spherical harmonic spectral windows B. Devaraju and N. Sneeuw Institute of Geodesy isotropic spherical harmonic spectral windows in the spa- tial domain. The parameters are devised in order to answer the following question: If an isotropic spherical harmonic window is applied in the spectral

Stuttgart, Universität

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW  

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WINDOW WINDOW NFRC Certification Version Release Version Beta Version WINDOW 6.3 (For NFRC Certification and modeling Complex Glazing Systems) WINDOW 7.1 For modeling vacuum glazing, deflected glass, vertical venetian blinds and perforated screens WINDOW 7.2 For modeling Cellular Shades, in addition to vacuum glazing, deflected glass, vertical venetian blinds and perforated screens Download WINDOW 6.3 (for NFRC Certification and complex glazing systems) Download WINDOW 7.1 Download WINDOW 7.2 Knowledge Base (Check here first if you are experiencing a problem with the software) Knowledge Base (Check here first if you are experiencing a problem with the software) Knowledge Base (Check here first if you are experiencing a problem with the software) New Features

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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all the Window Records in a database opened in this new version. Click here for a zip file (called W6mdb.zip) that contains a W6.mdb file for WINDOW 6.3.74 that has the...

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Electromagnetic and mechanical design of gridded radio-frequency cavity windows  

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Electromagnetic, thermal and structural analyses of radio-frequency (RF) cavities were performed as part of a developmental RF cavity program for muon cooling. RF cavities are necessary to provide longitudinal focusing of the muons and to compensate for their energy loss. Closing the cavity ends by electrically conducting windows reduces the power requirement and increases the on-axis electric field for a given maximum surface electric field. Many factors must be considered in the design of RF cavity windows. RF heating can cause the windows to deform in the axial direction of the cavity. The resulting thermal stresses in the window must be maintained below the yield stress of the window material. The out-of-plane deflection must be small enough so that the consequent frequency shift is tolerable. For example, for an 805 MHz cavity, the out-of-plane deflection must be kept below 25 microns to prevent the frequency of the cavity from shifting more than 10 kHz. In addition, the window design should yield smooth electric and magnetic fields, terminate field leakage beyond the window, and minimize beam scattering. In the present thesis, gridded-tube window designs were considered because of their high structural integrity. As a starting point in the analysis, a cylindrical pillbox cavity was considered as a benchmark problem. Analytical and finite element solutions were obtained for the electric and magnetic fields, power loss density, and temperature profile. Excellent agreement was obtained between the analytical and finite element results. The finite element method was then used to study a variety of gridded-tube windows. It was found that cooling of the gridded-tube windows by passing helium gas inside the tubes significantly reduces the out-of-plane deflection and the thermal stresses. Certain tube geometries and grid patterns were found to satisfy all of the design requirements.

Alsharoa, Mohammad M.; /IIT, Chicago /Fermilab

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGES IN TRANSPORT CONFIGURATION  

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Drum type packages are routinely used to transport radioactive material (RAM) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex. These packages are designed to meet the federal regulations described in 10 CFR Part 71. The packages are transported in specially designed vehicles like Safe Secure Transport (SST) for safety and security. In the transport vehicles, the packages are placed close to each other to maximize the number of units in the vehicle. Since the RAM contents in the packagings produce decay heat, it is important that they are spaced sufficiently apart to prevent overheating of the containment vessel (CV) seals and the impact limiter to ensure the structural integrity of the package. This paper presents a simple methodology to assess thermal performance of a typical 9975 packaging in a transport configuration.

Gupta, N.

2010-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance evaluation of the Calmac (liquid) solar collector  

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The procedures used and the results obtained during the evaluation test program on the Calmac Manufacturing Company, S.N.1, (Liquid) Solar Collector are presented. The flat-plate collector uses water as the working fluid. The absorber plate is aluminum with plastic tubes coated with Urethane black. The glazing consists of a single .040'' Fiberglas reinforced polyester (Kalwall). The collector weight is 78.5 pounds with overall external dimensions of approximately 50.3'' x 98.3'' x 3.8''. The test program was conducted to obtain the following information: Thermal performance data under simulated conditions, structural behavior under static loading and the effects of long-term exposure to natural weathering. These tests were conducted using the MSFC Solar Simulator.

Usher, H.

1978-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

266

Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows XP  

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From the Publisher:Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows XP provides fast answers to problems that can arise when using the Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional operating system. The book addresses common issues with the new user interface, the taskbar ...

Stephen W. Sagman

2001-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Introduction Windows and Precomputation  

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Introduction Windows and Precomputation Linear Combinations and Joint Expansions Endomorphisms;Introduction Windows and Precomputation Linear Combinations and Joint Expansions Endomorphisms and Complex Bases Outline 1 Introduction 2 Windows and Precomputation 3 Linear Combinations and Joint Expansions 4

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Using X Windows  

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option 3 or 510-486-8611 Home For Users Network Connections Using X Windows Using X Windows Introduction X-Windows allows you to display remote applications on...

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Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows  

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A field evaluation comparing the performance of low emittance (low-e) storm windows with both standard clear storm windows and no storm windows was performed in a cold climate. Six homes with single-pane windows were monitored over the period of one heating season. The homes were monitored with no storm windows and with new storm windows. The storm windows installed on four of the six homes included a hard coat, pyrolitic, low-e coating while the storm windows for the other two homeshad traditional clear glass. Overall heating load reduction due to the storm windows was 13percent with the clear glass and 21percent with the low-e windows. Simple paybacks for the addition of the storm windows were 10 years for the clear glass and 4.5 years forthe low-e storm windows.

Drumheller, S. Craig; Kohler, Christian; Minen, Stefanie

2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Computer Modeling Tools in Window Certification and Design Dragan Curcija, Ph.D.  

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.g., projecting products, commercial systems, etc.), to provide new indices, like condensation resistance data about the energy performance of fenestration products, and other building products friendly" PC based computer programs for simulating thermal performance of windows (e.g., Jonnson 1985

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Establishment of a Rating Program for Pre- and Post-Fabricated Windows  

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This document was prepared to support the Smart Buildings-Material Testing and Rating Centres (SB-2) activity of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI). The ESCI was put forward by APEC Leaders at the 2010 meeting in Japan. APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. This document addresses the testing and certification of building products and equipment to support building energy codes, focusing specifically on energy-efficient factory-built windows. It sets forth a proposed structure for an APEC economy to establish a testing, rating, certification, and labeling program for efficient factory-built windows. In the context of this document, efficient windows would be windows made with insulating glass (IG) and an efficient frame assembly. The minimum efficiency metric (or thermal performance) for these windows is not quantified in this document and would generally be established by a governmental agency.

Parker, Graham B.; Mapes, Terry S.; Shah, B.; Bloyd, Cary N.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plant Engineering: Thermal Performance Engineering Handbook, Volume 1: Supersedes TR 107422-V1  

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This report describes the essential elements of a thermal performance program at a nuclear power station, providing guidance for plants establishing a new program or seeking to make improvements to an existing program. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of a thermal performance engineer and how this individual interacts with other site organizations. The report looks at core tasks the thermal performance engineer performs, including development and use of performance curves and ...

2013-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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An Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of Wall And Window Retrofit Configurations: Supporting the Residential Retrofit Best Practices Guide  

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A Retrofit Best Practices Guide was developed to encourage homeowners to consider energy conservation issues whenever they modify their siding or windows. In support of this guide, an experimental program was implemented to measure the performance of a number of possible wall siding and window retrofit configurations. Both thermal and air-leakage measurements were made for a 2.4 x 2.4 m (8 x 8 ft) wall section with and without a 0.9 x 1.2 m (3 x 4 ft) window. The windows tested were previously well-characterized at a dedicated window test facility. A computer model was also used to provide information for the Best Practices Guide. The experimental data for walls and windows were used in conjunction with this model to estimate the total annual energy savings for several typical houses in a number of different locations.

Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Petrie, Thomas [ORNL; Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL; Hulvey, Kimberly D [ORNL

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 5. Auxiliary Windows  

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... simultaneously. New ones are created by the New command in the Messages submenu in any OOF2 window's OOF.Windows menu. ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Choosing a Residential Window  

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Choosing a Residential Window LBNLs Windows and Daylighting Group provides technical support to government and industry efforts to help consumers and builders choose...

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Windows 8-Windows Phone applikationsutveckling; Windows 8/Windows Phone application development.  

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?? Den här rapporten beskriver utvecklingen av en applikation för Windows 8 och Windows Phone 8 där fokus ligger på multiplattformsutveckling. Applikationen använder sig av… (more)

Johansson, Henrik

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Windows | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon Windows Jump to: navigation, search TODO: Add description List of Windows Incentives...

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thumbnails for windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 4) Cut and paste the above text window into some text editor, and save into the ... Then, in Windows, open the write folder and use 'View / thumbnails'.

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Thermal radiant exitance model performance: Soils and forests  

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Models of surface temperatures of two land surface types based on their energy budgets were developed to simulate the effects of environmental factors on thermal radiant exitance. The performance of these models is examined in detail. One model solves the non-linear differential equation for heat diffusion in solids using a set of submodels for surface energy budget components. The model performance is examined under three desert conditions thought to be a strong test of the submodels. The accuracy of the temperature predictions and submodels is described. The accuracy of the model is generally good but some discrepancies between some of the submodels and measurements are noted. The sensitivity of the submodels is examined and is seen to be strongly controlled by interaction and feedback among energy components that are a function of surface temperature. The second model simulates vegetation canopies with detailed effects of surface geometry on radiant transfer in the canopy. Foliage solar absorption coefficients are calculated using a radiosity approach for a three layer canopy and long wave fluxes are modeled using a view factor matrix. Sensible and latent heat transfer through the canopy are also simulated using, nearby meteorological data but heat storage in the canopy is not included. Simulations for a coniferous forest canopy are presented and the sensitivity of the model to environmental inputs is discussed.

Balick, L.K. [EG& G Energy Measurements Inc., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Smith, J.A. [NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Lab. for Terrestrial Physics

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Specular Glazing Systems Specular Glazing Systems NFRC THERM 6.3 / WINDOW 6.3 Simulation Manual July 2013: bullet Entire Manual in PDF Format approximate 8 MB Comparison of WINDOW 5 / THERM 5 and WINDOW 6 / THERM 6 Results for Specular Glazing Systems (PDF Format) NFRC WINDOW 6 / THERM 6 Training for Specular Systems (Power Point Presentation, Oct/Nov 2010) Tutorials Complex Glazing Systems bullet WINDOW 6.2 / THERM 6.2 Research Version User Manual (Documents features in WINDOW6 and THERM 6 for modeling complex glazing systems) bullet WINDOW 6.2 / THERM 6.2 Simulation Manual Chapter for Complex Glazing (Draft) This was used for NFRC Simulator training in June 2009, and includes detailed descriptions for modeling venetian blinds between glass and frits. bullet Complex Glazing Summary -- PDF File

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Residential Performance  

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Residential Performance: guidelines, analysis and measurements of window and skylight performance Windows in residential buildings consume approximately 2% of all the energy used...

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Considerations for Window Performance Considerations for Window Performance Advanced window technologies can have a major effect on comfort and on the annual energy performance of a house. However, there is a broader and possibly more significant impact of the recent revolution in window performance. Because the new glazing technologies provide highly effective insulating value and solar protection, there are important implications for how a house is designed. There is a long-established set of window design guidelines and assumptions intended to reduce heating and cooling energy use. These are based, in part, on the historical assumption that windows were the weak link in the building envelope. These assumptions frequently created limitations on design freedom or generated conflicts with other performance requirements,

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Windows activation Sergei Striganov  

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Windows activation Sergei Striganov Fermilab July 25, 2007 #12;Beam windows residual activity of irradiated object should be much larger than -ray interaction length (3.7 cm in windows). In such model activation is proportional to star density. For beam size much smaller windows transverse dimension

McDonald, Kirk

284

Purged window apparatus utilizing heated purge gas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A purged window apparatus utilizing tangentially injected heated purge gases in the vicinity of electromagnetic radiation transmitting windows, and a tapered external mounting tube to accelerate these gases to provide a vortex flow on the window surface and a turbulent flow throughout the mounting tube. Use of this apparatus prevents backstreaming of gases under investigation which are flowing past the mouth of the mounting tube which would otherwise deposit on the windows. Lengthy spectroscopic investigations and analyses can thereby be performed without the necessity of interrupting the procedures in order to clean or replace contaminated windows.

Ballard, Evan O. (Los Alamos, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Rigid thin windows for vacuum applications  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A thin window that stands off atmospheric pressure is fabricated using photolithographic and wet chemical etching techniques and comprises at least two layers: an etch stop layer and a protective barrier layer. The window structure also comprises a series of support ribs running the width of the window. The windows are typically made of boron-doped silicon and silicon nitride and are useful in instruments such as electron beam guns and x-ray detectors. In an electron beam gun, the window does not impede the electrons and has demonstrated outstanding gun performance and survivability during the gun tube manufacturing process.

Meyer, Glenn Allyn (Danville, CA); Ciarlo, Dino R. (Livermore, CA); Myers, Booth Richard (Livermore, CA); Chen, Hao-Lin (Lafayette, CA); Wakalopulos, George (Pacific Palisades, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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composites for high performance electronic packaging and thermal ...  

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The applications include; leading edges and engine components for the National Aerospace Plane, radiators for space power, flexible high conductance thermal ...

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LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW5.02: Feature List  

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bullet Window Library: RESFEN5 has a Window Library that allows data for specific windows to be imported from the WINDOW5 program. A default set of WINDOW5 data is installed...

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Thermal performance of residential duct systems in basements  

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There are many unanswered questions about the typical effects of duct system operation on the infiltration rates and energy usage of single- family residences with HVAC systems in their basements. In this paper, results from preliminary field studies and computer simulations are used to examine the potential for improvements in efficiency of air distribution systems in such houses. The field studies comprise thermal and flow measurements on four houses in Maryland. The houses were found to have significant envelope leakage, duct leakage, and duct conduction losses. Simulations of a basement house, the characteristics of which were chosen from the measured houses, were performed to assess the energy savings potential for basement house. The simulations estimate that a nine percent reduction in space conditioning energy use is obtained by sealing eighty percent of the duct leaks and insulating ducts to an R-value of 0.88 {degree}C{center_dot}m{sup 2}/W (5{degree}F{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}h/BTU) where they are exposed in the basement. To determine the maximum possible reduction m energy use, simulations were run with all ducts insulated to 17.6 {degree}C{center_dot}m{sup 2}/W (100 {degree}F{center_dot}ft{sup 2}{center_dot}h/BTU) and with no duct leakage. A reduction of energy use by 14% is obtained by using perfect ducts instead of nominal ducts.

Treidler, B.; Modera, M.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance study of a thermal-envelope house: Phase II. Cooling performance. Final report  

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The thermal envelope house is shown to perform much better than conventional houses without mechanical refrigeration and better than one would expect from most passively cooled houses in the hot-humid climate of Georgia. Peak temperatures inside the house were 8 to 15/sup 0/F below peak ambient temperatures. Peak inside temperature measured during the test period was 80/sup 0/F with an outside ambient peak of 93/sup 0/F. Air flow rates within the envelope were less than 1 ft/sec even when the attic fan was operating. The earth cooling tubes provided noticeable sensible cooling to the house. Exit temperatures from the cooling tubes were between 72 to 76/sup 0/F, depending upon the air velocity through the tubes. The thermal chimney performed poorly as an air mover, especially when used to induce flow through the earth cooling tubes. The performance of the earth cooling tube could be improved by using the attic fan to increase the air flow through the cooling tubes and to insure it flowed in the cooling tube, through the envelope and out the thermal chimney. Being an exhaust fan, the attic fan created a negative pressure in the house. While this increased air flow through the cooling tubes, it also increased air infiltration through the building shell, thus increasing load. The humidity level within the living space remains relatively high year-round due to low rates of air infiltration and water vapor transmission through the building skin. The problem is aggravated during the summer by the introduction of cool moist air from the cooling tubes to the envelope and frequently to the inner space. While the cooling tubes are able to reduce the sensible load, and they are incapable of significantly reducing humidity or latent loads. This results in relatively comfortable air temperatures but uncomfortable humidities within the living space.

Akridge, J.M.; Benton, C.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Windows Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Windows Windows for residential buildings are eligible for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient recognition in 2013. View the criteria for windows for the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Program. Energy Star Most Efficient Program The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed an ENERGY STAR exit disclaimer designation for products meeting certain energy performance criteria. Windows that have the ENERGY STAR designation will be labeled showing the zones in which it is qualified. Since energy efficient performance of windows, doors, and skylights varies by climate, product recommendations are given for four U.S. climate zones. For making comparisons among ENERGY STAR products, use the NFRC label or

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SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR: WINDOWS SERVER 2003  

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SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR: WINDOWS SERVER 2003 MCSA © 2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved MCPDMCPD WINDOWS DEVELOPERWEB DEVELOPER Job Role/Achievement Certification Recommended Coursework Student TECHNICIAN: WINDOWS 7 MCITPMCITP SUPPORT TECHNICIAN: WINDOWS VISTA SERVER ADMINISTRATOR: WINDOWS SERVER 2003

Atkinson, Katie

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Integrated window systems: An advanced energy-efficient residential fenestration product  

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The last several years have produced a wide variety of new window products aimed at reducing the energy impacts associated with residential windows. Improvements have focused on reducing the rate at which heat flows through the total window product by conduction/convection and thermal radiation (quantified by the U-factor) as well as in controlling solar heat gain (measured by the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) or Shading Coefficient (SC)). Significant improvements in window performance have been made with low-E coated glazings, gas fills in multiple pane windows and with changes in spacer and frame materials and designs. These improvements have been changes to existing design concepts. They have pushed the limits of the individual features and revealed weaknesses. The next generation of windows will have to incorporate new materials and ideas, like recessed night insulation, seasonal sun shades and structural window frames, into the design, manufacturing and construction process, to produce an integrated window system that will be an energy and comfort asset.

Arasteh, D.; Griffith, B.; LaBerge, P.

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A first-generation prototype dynamic residential window  

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We present the concept for a ''smart'' highly efficient dynamic window that maximizes solar heat gain during the heating season and minimizes solar heat gain during the cooling season in residential buildings. We describe a prototype dynamic window that relies on an internal shade, which deploys automatically in response to solar radiation and temperature. This prototype was built at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from commercially available ''off-the-shelf'' components. It is a stand-alone, standard-size product, so it can be easily installed in place of standard window products. Our design shows promise for near-term commercialization. Improving thermal performance of this prototype by incorporating commercially available highly efficient glazing technologies could result in the first window that could be suitable for use in zero-energy homes. The unit's predictable deployment of shading could help capture energy savings that are not possible with manual shading. Installation of dynamically shaded windows in the field will allow researchers to better quantify the energy effects of shades, which could lead to increased efficiency in the sizing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for residences.

Kohler, Christian; Goudey, Howdy; Arasteh, Dariush

2004-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

294

Fast algorithms for thermal constrained performance optimization in DAG scheduling on multi-core processors  

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Thermal management is highly crucial for efficient exploitation of the potentially enormous computational power offered by advanced multi-core processors. Higher temperatures can adversely affect these processors. Without any thermal constraint, a task ... Keywords: application-oriented task graphs, DAG scheduling, thermal constrained performance optimization, advanced multicore processors, PAVD, TAVD, greedy-based approach

H. F. Sheikh; I. Ahmad

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Performance of Thermal Insulation Containing Microencapsulated Phase Change Material  

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The objective of this study is dynamic thermal performance microencapsulated phase change material (PCM) blended with loose-fill cellulose insulation. Dynamic hot-box testing and heat-flux measurements have been made for loose-fill cellulose insulation with and without uniformly distributed microencapsulated PCM. The heat flux measurements were made with a heat-flow-meter (HFM) apparatus built in accordance with ASTM C 518. Data were obtained for 1.6 lb{sub m}/ft{sup 3} cellulose insulation containing 0 to 40 wt% PCM. Heat-flux data resulting from a rapid increase in the temperature on one side of a test specimen initially at uniform temperature were analyzed to access the effect of PCM on total heat flow. The heat flux was affected by the PCM for about 100 minutes after the temperature increase. The total heat flow during this initial period decreased linearly with PCM content from 6.5 Btu/ft{sup 2} at 0% PCM to 0.89 Btu/ft{sup 2} for 40 wt% PCM. The cellulose insulation with PCM discharged heat faster than the untreated cellulose when the hot-side temperature of the test specimen was reduced. In addition, hot-box apparatus built in accordance with ASTM C 1363 was utilized for dynamic hot-box testing of a wood stud wall assembly containing PCM-enhanced cellulose insulation. Experimental data obtained for wood-frame wall cavities containing cellulose insulation with PCM was compared with results obtained from cavities containing only cellulose insulation.

Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Yarbrough, David [R & D Services; Syed, Azam M [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Field Evaluation of Highly Insulating Windows in the Lab Homes: Winter Experiment  

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This field evaluation of highly insulating windows was undertaken in a matched pair of 'Lab Homes' located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus during the 2012 winter heating season. Improving the insulation and solar heat gain characteristics of a home's windows has the potential to significantly improve the home's building envelope and overall thermal performance by reducing heat loss (in the winter), and cooling loss and solar heat gain (in the summer) through the windows. A high quality installation and/or window retrofit will also minimize or reduce air leakage through the window cavity and thus also contribute to reduced heat loss in the winter and cooling loss in the summer. These improvements all contribute to decreasing overall annual home energy use. Occupant comfort (non-quantifiable) can also be increased by minimizing or eliminating the cold 'draft' (temperature) many residents experience at or near window surfaces that are at a noticeably lower temperature than the room air temperature. Lastly, although not measured in this experiment, highly insulating windows (triple-pane in this experiment) also have the potential to significantly reduce the noise transmittance through windows compared to standard double-pane windows. The metered data taken in the Lab Homes and data analysis presented here represent 70 days of data taken during the 2012 heating season. As such, the savings from highly insulating windows in the experimental home (Lab Home B) compared to the standard double-pane clear glass windows in the baseline home (Lab Home A) are only a portion of the energy savings expected from a year-long experiment that would include a cooling season. The cooling season experiment will take place in the homes in the summer of 2012, and results of that experiment will be reported in a subsequent report available to all stakeholders.

Parker, Graham B.; Widder, Sarah H.; Bauman, Nathan N.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Ensure Proper Installation of New Windows Ensure Proper Installation of New Windows Information Regarding Lead-based Hazards Comprehensive information about lead paint exit disclaimer by U.S. EPA Literature ASTM E 2112, "Standard Practice for Installation of Exterior Windows, Doors and Skylights." www.astm.org exit disclaimer Water Management Guide, Joseph W. Lstiburek, Energy & Environmental Building Association. www.eeba.org exit disclaimer Proper installation is necessary for optimal window performance, to ensure an airtight fit and avoid water leakage. Always follow manufacturers installation guidelines and use trained professionals for window installation. The Importance of Quality Window Installation Quite simply, windows are only as good as their installation. Proper installation will:

298

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Selection Process for New Windows Selection Process for New Windows What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs How is window performance measured? U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient Visible Transmittance Air Leakage Condensation Resistance Are there financing and incentive programs? Overview of Utility and State Programs Building Codes Energy Rating Programs 1. Meet the Energy Code and Look for the ENERGY STAR® Windows must meet the locally applicable energy code requirements. Windows that are ENERGY STAR qualified typically meet or exceed energy code requirements. A home's climate and location determine the relative importance of heating and cooling energy use, the applicable building energy code requirements, and the qualification criteria for ENERGY STAR windows. ENERGY STAR

299

The Efficient Window Collaborative  

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5 5 The Efficient Window Collaborative http://www.efficientwindows.org Energy-efficient windows make up only about 35% of the U.S. residential window market, even though they are cost-effective in approximately 80% or more of all applications. To ensure that efficient windows reach their optimum potential in homes throughout the U.S., the Department of Energy and key players in the U.S. window industry have formed the Efficient Window Collaborative (EWC). The EWC's goal is doubling the market share of efficient windows by 2005. With 31 charter members from the window and glass industries, the EWC is managed jointly by the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy and the Center for Building Science's Windows and Daylighting Group. The EWC serves as a focal point for voluntary

300

State-of-the-Art Highly Insulating Window Frames - Research and Market Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document reports the findings of a market and research review related to state-of-the-art highly insulating window frames. The market review focuses on window frames that satisfy the Passivhaus requirements (window U-value less or equal to 0.8 W/m{sup 2}K ), while other examples are also given in order to show the variety of materials and solutions that may be used for constructing window frames with a low thermal transmittance (U-value). The market search shows that several combinations of materials are used in order to obtain window frames with a low U-value. The most common insulating material seems to be Polyurethane (PUR), which is used together with most of the common structural materials such as wood, aluminum, and PVC. The frame research review also shows examples of window frames developed in order to increase the energy efficiency of the frames and the glazings which the frames are to be used together with. The authors find that two main tracks are used in searching for better solutions. The first one is to minimize the heat losses through the frame itself. The result is that conductive materials are replaced by highly thermal insulating materials and air cavities. The other option is to reduce the window frame area to a minimum, which is done by focusing on the net energy gain by the entire window (frame, spacer and glazing). Literature shows that a window with a higher U-value may give a net energy gain to a building that is higher than a window with a smaller U-value. The net energy gain is calculated by subtracting the transmission losses through the window from the solar energy passing through the windows. The net energy gain depends on frame versus glazing area, solar factor, solar irradiance, calculation period and U-value. The frame research review also discusses heat transfer modeling issues related to window frames. Thermal performance increasing measures, surface modeling, and frame cavity modeling are among the topics discussed. The review shows that the current knowledge gives the basis for improving the calculation procedures in the calculation standards. At the same time it is room for improvement within some areas, e.g. to fully understand the natural convection effects inside irregular vertical frame cavities (jambs) and ventilated frame cavities.

Gustavsen, Arild; Jelle, Bjorn Petter; Arasteh, Dariush; Kohler, Christian

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Aero-Thermal Performance Testing of Silicon Carbide Flexible TPS ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... and gas-phase measurements including infrared pyrometry, cold-wall heat flux, total pressure, and ... A Review of Metallic Systems Used in Offshore, Sour Environments: The Effect of ... High-temperature Foam-reinforced Thermal Insulation.

302

Radiative transfer and thermal performance levels in foam insulation boardstocks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The validity of predictive models for the thermal conductivity of foam insulation is established based on the fundamental geometry of the closed-cell foam. The extinction coefficient is experimentally and theoretically ...

Moreno, John David

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW: NFRC info  

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5.2 (5.2.17): July 2003 Download WINDOW 5.2.17 (Glass Library has IGDB version 14.0) Download THERM 5.2.14 This version of WINDOW 5.2 is approved by NFRC for use with the new NFRC...

304

02preview.windows.compreview.windows.com Release Preview  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

02preview.windows.compreview.windows.com Windows 8 Release Preview Product guidepreview.windows.com #12;03 01preview.windows.compreview.windows.com © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. #12;Contents Windows 7, only better 06 The new Start screen 06 Touch, keyboard, and mouse: seamless integration

Fähndrich, Manuel A.

305

Measure Guideline: Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement  

SciTech Connect

This measure guideline provides information and guidance on rehabilitating, retrofitting, and replacing existing window assemblies in residential construction. The intent is to provide information regarding means and methods to improve the energy and comfort performance of existing wood window assemblies in a way that takes into consideration component durability, in-service operation, and long term performance of the strategies.

Baker, P.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating  

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Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Window Frames Title Key Elements of and Materials Performance Targets for Highly Insulating Window Frames Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-5099E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Gustavsen, Arlid, Steinar Grynning, Dariush K. Arasteh, Bjørn Petter Jelle, and Howdy Goudey Journal Energy and Buildings Volume 43 Issue 10 Pagination 2583-2594 Date Published 10/2011 Keywords Fenestration, heat transfer modeling, thermal performance, thermal transmittance, u-factor, window frames Abstract The thermal performance of windows is important for energy efficient buildings. Windows typically account for about 30-50 percent of the transmission losses though the building envelope, even if their area fraction of the envelope is far less. The reason for this can be found by comparing the thermal transmittance (U-factor) of windows to the U-factor of their opaque counterparts (wall, roof and floor constructions). In well insulated buildings the U-factor of walls, roofs an floors can be between 0.1-0.2 W/(m2K). The best windows have U-values of about 0.7-1.0. It is therefore obvious that the U-factor of windows needs to be reduced, even though looking at the whole energy balance for windows (i.e. solar gains minus transmission losses) makes the picture more complex.

307

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW5.02: Feature List  

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Microsoft Vista and Windows 7 Operating System Issues Last update:071612 12:38 PM The LBNL Windows & Daylighting suite of software programs (WINDOW, THERM, Optics) are installed...

308

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Design Guidance for Replacement Windows Design Guidance for Replacement Windows Opportunities for Design Improvements Energy-efficient windows offer benefits under diverse design conditions. Window performance can be improved by taking orientation, window area and shading into account. Fine-tuning your window selection to the houses conditions and optimizing these conditions where possible helps further cut heating and cooling demand. Besides long-term energy savings, these upfront opportunities may be available: Smaller HVAC equipment: Lower heating and cooling demand means optimum equipment is smaller and costs less. ENERGY STAR Homes recognition: High-performance design can allow homes to be recognized by the ENERGY STAR program. Many States and localities offer design help and/or incentives for ENERGY STAR homes.

309

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The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase (WVP) Program The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program (BTP) is coordinating a volume purchase program intended to overcome cost and awareness barriers to the wider adoption of highly-insulating windows and low-E storm windows. These products include windows meeting a number of specifications including a U-factor of 0.22 or less as well as storm windows with low-emissivity glass. Buyer groups with a potential interest in purchasing these products in volume will learn about their availability and cost through the program's product listings. Over 50 manufacturers proposed products for the first round of these listings, for which submittals were due by February 19, 2010. DOE does not purchase any products through this project, nor does DOE

310

Modeling window optics for building energy analysis  

SciTech Connect

This report discusses modeling the optics of windows for the purposes of simulating building energy requirements or daylighting availability. The theory for calculating the optical performance of conventional windows is reviewed. The simplifications that might commonly be made in creating computational models are analyzed. Some of the possibilities for more complex windows are analyzed, and the type of model and data that would be necessary to simulate such windows in a building energy analysis program are determined. It is shown that the optical performance of different window types can be simulated with models which require varying amounts of memory or computing time. It is recommended that a building energy analysis program have all models available and use the most efficient for any given window.

Walton, G.N.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Design Guidance for New Windows Design Guidance for New Windows Opportunities for Design Improvements Energy-efficient windows offer benefits under diverse design conditions. Window performance can be improved by taking orientation, window area and shading into account. Fine-tuning your window selection to the houses conditions and optimizing these conditions where possible helps further cut heating and cooling demand. Besides long-term energy savings, these upfront opportunities may be available: Smaller HVAC equipment: Lower heating and cooling demand means optimum equipment is smaller and costs less. ENERGY STAR Homes recognition: High-performance design can allow homes to be recognized by the ENERGY STAR program. Many States and localities offer design help and/or incentives for ENERGY STAR homes.

312

Zero Energy Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

solar gains with highly insulating windows, which leads to windows with positive heating energy flows offsetting buildingheating energy needs, reject solar gain to reduce cooling loads, significantly mitigate a building’

Arasteh, Dariush; Selkowitz, Steve; Apte, Josh; LaFrance, Marc

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Safety Share - Window Blinds  

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- Window Blinds On November 17, 2010, an HSS employee was adjusting the window blinds in his office. One might expect this low hazard, routine operation to require little or no...

314

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Reduced Condensation Reduced Condensation Condensation High performance windows with new glazing technologies not only reduce energy costs but make homes more comfortable as well. High-performance windows create warmer interior glass surfaces, reducing frost and condensation. High-performance windows with warm edge technology and insulating frames have such a warm interior surface that condensation on any interior surfaces is significantly reduced under all conditions. Condensation occurs when the interior surface temperature of the glass drops below either the dewpoint or frost point. A window's frame and/or glazing system can contribute to the possibility of condensation if they are poor performers for a specific climate. High-performance windows create warmer interior glass surfaces, reducing condensation and frost.

315

Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Window  

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Window Back to Tool Screenshot of WINDOW definition. Screenshot of WINDOW glass library. Screenshot of WINDOW assembly definition...

316

New Window of Opportunity:  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. New Window of Opportunity: Certificate Transparency - A Certification Authority's Perspective Ben Wilson, SVP DigiCert ...

2013-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

317

Advancement of Electrochromic Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

advanced spectrally selective low-e double-pane windows and the same type of daylighting control system

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

RESFEN 3.0: Program Description - a PC program for calculating the heating and cooling energy use of windows in residential buildings  

SciTech Connect

Today`s energy-efficient windows can dramatically lower the heating and cooling costs associated with windows while increasing occupant comfort and minimizing window surface condensation problems. However, consumers are often confused about how to pick the most efficient window for their residence. They are typically given window properties such as U-factors or R-values, Solar Heat Gain Coefficients or Shading Coefficients, and air leakage rates. However, the relative importance of these properties depends on the site and building specific conditions. Furthermore, these properties are based on static evaluation conditions that are very different from the real situation the window will be used in. Knowing the energy and associated cost implications of different windows will help consumers and builders make the best decision for their particular application, whether it is a new home, an addition, or a window replacement. A computer tool such as RESFEN can help consumers and builders pick the most energy-efficient and cost-effective window for a given application. It calculates the heating and cooling energy use and associated costs as well as the peak heating and cooling demand for specific window products. Users define a problem by specifying the house type (single story or two story), geographic location, orientation, electricity and gas cost, and building configuration details (such as wall type, floor type, and HVAC systems). Window options are defined by specifying the window`s size, shading, and thermal properties: U-factor, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, and air leakage rate. RESFEN calculates the energy and cost implications of the windows compared to insulated walls. The relative energy and cost impacts of two different windows can be compared against each other. RESFEN 3.0 is a major improvement over previous versions of RESFEN because it performs hourly calculations using a version of the DOE 2.1E energy analysis simulation program.

Huang, J.; Sullivan, R.; Arasteh, D.; Mitchell, R.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Thermal Performance of the Multilayered Honeycomb Microchannel Heat Sink  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To develop a high effectiveness, reliable, cost-effective compact heat exchanger is one of the key issues for effective use of thermal energy. By stacking multilayered flat thin rectangular plates with a number of regular honeycomb cells etched inside, ... Keywords: multilayer, honeycomb, microchannel, heat sink

Yonglu Liu; Xiaobing Luo; Wei Liu; Zhifeng Huang

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Subject Responses to Electrochromic Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

large-area electrochromic windows in commercial buildings”,of electrochromic windows: a pilot study”, Building andceramic electrochromic window: field study results”, Energy

Clear, Robert; Inkarojrit, Vorapat; Lee, Eleanor

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

FLUDViz: Installation Instructions for Windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Tk for communication between the OpenGL graphics window and the Tcl/Tk control window. ... invokes OpenGL and WGL (Windows GL extensions). ...

322

Chapter 4. The Graphics Window  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... OOF2: The Manual. Chapter 4. The Graphics Window. ... Chapter 4. The Graphics Window. ... Figure 4.1 shows the structure of the Graphics Window. ...

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

323

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Dynamic Windows Dynamic Windows Technologies, such as electrochromics, are now available for the residential market. The skylight on the left is switched to the "on" position-reducing glare and solar heat gain. The skylight on the right is switched to the "off" position. Photo: Velux-America and SAGE Electrochromics. The emerging concept for the window of the future is more as a multifunctional "appliance-in-the-wall" rather than simply a static piece of coated glass. These systems include switchable windows and shading systems that have variable optical and thermal properties that can be changed in response to climate and occupant preferences. By actively managing lighting and cooling, smart windows could reduce peak electric loads, increase daylighting benefits throughout the United States, improve

324

Magnet cold mass high load supports thermal response and performance design correlation  

SciTech Connect

Through General Dynamics Convair Division's experience in the design, detail analysis, and manufacturing of structural supports for superconducting magnet cryostats suspended in a vacuum enclosure, a data base, well suited for the development of correlations of pertinent thermal performance criteria for stainless steel supports, has been created. The thermal requirements of these supports in fusion applications are well defined for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility (MFTF) and have been analyzed in detail for cool-down response and steady-state performance, using Convair's THERMAL ANALYZER computer program. From the output of these thermal conditioning simulations, correlations were developed for magnet LHe heating from supports in terms of strut geometric parameters.

Jones, G.R.; Christensen, E.H.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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to report your findings. Getting feedback from users is how we improve the program. WINDOW 7.2.8 (September 30, 2013) Program Changes TARCOG DLL Changes The TARCOG.DLL file,...

326

Night-time naturally ventilated offices: Statistical simulations of window-use patterns from field monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper investigates occupant behaviour of window-use in night-time naturally ventilated offices on the basis of a pilot field study, conducted during the summers of 2006 and 2007 in Cambridge, UK, and then demonstrates the effects of employing night-time ventilation on indoor thermal conditions using predictive models of occupant window-use. A longitudinal field study shows that occupants make good use of night-time natural ventilation strategies when provided with openings that allow secure ventilation, and that there is a noticeable time of day effect in window-use patterns (i.e. increased probability of action on arrival and departure). We develop logistic models of window-use for night-time naturally ventilated offices, which are subsequently applied to a behaviour algorithm, including Markov chains and Monte Carlo methods. The simulations using the behaviour algorithm demonstrate a good agreement with the observational data of window-use, and reveal how building design and occupant behaviour collectively affect the thermal performance of offices. They illustrate that the provision of secure ventilation leads to more frequent use of the window, and thus contributes significantly to the achievement of a comfortable indoor environment during the daytime occupied period. For example, the maximum temperature for a night-time ventilated office is found to be 3 C below the predicted value for a daytime-only ventilated office. (author)

Yun, Geun Young [Department of Architectural Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 446-701 (Korea); Steemers, Koen [Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, 1-5 Scroope Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1PX (United Kingdom)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

327

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Financing & Incentives Financing & Incentives Financing or incentive programs may be available to you if: You intend to replace old windows with high-performance, energy efficient windows. You plan to build a new home with windows that keep energy costs low and provide for a comfortable interior. If you are looking for utility programs within your state that can help you finance such an investment in efficient windows, download an overview of utility and state programs. Incentives and Rebates for Energy-Efficient Windows Offered through Utility and State Programs Utility and State Incentives We have provided an overview of utility and state programs that can help you as a resident, building owner, or builder to finance improvements in window energy efficiency. Download an overview of utility and state

328

Design, cost, and performance comparisons of several solar thermal systems for process heat. Volume III. Receivers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The receiver subsystem converts reflected solar radiation into thermal power by heating a working fluid. The objective of the task described was to estimate the cost and performance of the receiver subsystem for parabolic troughs, parabolic dishes, and central receivers over a wide range of temperatures and power levels for thermal power applications. This volume presents the fundamental design philosophy employed, the constraints identified, the tradeoffs performed and the cost and performance results obtained for each receiver in the study matrix.

Woodard, J.B. Jr.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Modeling, design and thermal performance of a BIPV/T system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab in a low energy solar house: Part 1, BIPV/T system and house energy concept  

SciTech Connect

This paper is the first of two papers that describe the modeling, design, and performance assessment based on monitored data of a building-integrated photovoltaic-thermal (BIPV/T) system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab (VCS) in a prefabricated, two-storey detached, low energy solar house. This house, with a design goal of near net-zero annual energy consumption, was constructed in 2007 in Eastman, Quebec, Canada - a cold climate area. Several novel solar technologies are integrated into the house and with passive solar design to reach this goal. An air-based open-loop BIPV/T system produces electricity and collects heat simultaneously. Building-integrated thermal mass is utilized both in passive and active forms. Distributed thermal mass in the direct gain area and relatively large south facing triple-glazed windows (about 9% of floor area) are employed to collect and store passive solar gains. An active thermal energy storage system (TES) stores part of the collected thermal energy from the BIPV/T system, thus reducing the energy consumption of the house ground source heat pump heating system. This paper focuses on the BIPV/T system and the integrated energy concept of the house. Monitored data indicate that the BIPV/T system has a typical efficiency of about 20% for thermal energy collection, and the annual space heating energy consumption of the house is about 5% of the national average. A thermal model of the BIPV/T system suitable for preliminary design and control of the airflow is developed and verified with monitored data. (author)

Chen, Yuxiang; Athienitis, A.K.; Galal, Khaled [Dept. of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve West, EV6.139, Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

330

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance Measuring Performance What are the benefits of energy-efficient windows? Energy & Cost Savings Improved Comfort Less Condensation Increased Light & View Reduced Fading Lower HVAC Costs Looking for information on windows for a new house? Window Selection Tool Selection Process Design Guidance Installation Looking for information on replacement windows? Window Selection Tool Assessing Options Selection Process Design Guidance Installation U-factor The rate of heat loss is indicated in terms of the U-factor (U-value) of a window assembly. This section on U-factor describes what a U-factor is and it's importance in the heat loss through a window assembly. U-factor Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) The SHGC is the fraction of incident solar radiation admitted through a window, both directly transmitted and absorbed and subsequently released inward. This section on Solar Heat Gain Coefficient describes what a SHGC is and it's importance in the amount of heat gain through a window assembly.

331

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Lower HVAC Costs Lower HVAC Costs HVAC sizing tools Several computation procedures exist for proper sizing of HVAC equipment. The most prominent ones, which are also recommended by the ENERGY STAR Homes program, are ACCA Manual J exit disclaimer and the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals. Factors to be considered: The energy performance of the windows themselves must be considered in load calculations. NFRC-certified window performance values significantly increase the accuracy of these calculations. Window orientation and overhangs must be taken into account. Overhangs are an important factor influencing solar gains through windows. Where internal shades and blinds will be actively used, these should also be accounted for in load calculations. High-performance windows not only provide reduced annual heating and

332

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Fact Sheets & Publications: Books Fact Sheets & Publications: Books Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technology and Energy Performance Available from Norton Professional Books. exit disclaimer Single copy price: $35.00 USA; volume discounts available from publisher. Available from Amazon. exit disclaimer Window Systems for High-performance Buildings Available from Norton Professional Books. exit disclaimer Single copy price: $50.00 USA; volume discounts available from publisher. Available from Amazon. exit disclaimer Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technology and Energy Performance, 3rd Edition John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Dariush Arasteh and Lisa Heschong Residential Windows The Department of Energy's Windows and Glazing Research Program supported the development of this book. Support was provided

333

Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact Cryptographic ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. Microsoft Windows Cryptographic Primitives Library (bcrypt.dll) Security Policy Document ... Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact ...

2013-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

334

Process of making cryogenically cooled high thermal performance crystal optics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for constructing a cooled optic wherein one or more cavities are milled, drilled or formed using casting or ultrasound laser machining techniques in a single crystal base and filled with porous material having high thermal conductivity at cryogenic temperatures. A non-machined strain-free single crystal can be bonded to the base to produce superior optics. During operation of the cooled optic, N{sub 2} is pumped through the porous material at a sub-cooled cryogenic inlet temperature and with sufficient system pressure to prevent the fluid bulk temperature from reaching saturation.

Kuzay, T.M.

1990-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

335

Process of making cryogenically cooled high thermal performance crystal optics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is disclosed for constructing a cooled optic wherein one or more cavities are milled, drilled or formed using casting or ultrasound laser machining techniques in a single crystal base and filled with porous material having high thermal conductivity at cryogenic temperatures. A non-machined strain-free single crystal can be bonded to the base to produce superior optics. During operation of the cooled optic, N[sub 2] is pumped through the porous material at a sub-cooled cryogenic inlet temperature and with sufficient system pressure to prevent the fluid bulk temperature from reaching saturation. 7 figs.

Kuzay, T.M.

1992-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

336

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- THERM Components  

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Components Components THERM has three basic components: Graphic User Interface: a graphic user interface that allows you to draw a cross section of the product or component for which you are performing thermal calculations. Heat Transfer Analysis: a heat-transfer analysis component that includes: an automatic mesh generator to create the elements for the finite-element analysis, a finite-element solver, an optional error estimator and adaptive mesh generator, and an optional view-factor radiation model. Results: a results displayer. Graphic User Interface THERM has standard graphic capabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows™ operating system. For example, THERM allows you to use: Both mouse and cursor operations; Standard editing features, such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Select All, and Delete;

337

Advancement of Electrochromic Windows  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Advancement of Electrochromic Windows Advancement of Electrochromic Windows Title Advancement of Electrochromic Windows Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-59821 Year of Publication 2006 Authors Lee, Eleanor S., Stephen E. Selkowitz, Robert D. Clear, Dennis L. DiBartolomeo, Joseph H. Klems, Luis L. Fernandes, Gregory J. Ward, Vorapat Inkarojrit, and Mehry Yazdanian Date Published 04/2006 Other Numbers CEC-500-2006-052 Keywords commercial buildings, daylight, daylighting controls, Electrochromic windows, energy efficiency, human factors, peak demand, switchable windows, visual comfort Abstract This guide provides consumer-oriented information about switchable electrochromic (EC) windows. Electrochromic windows change tint with a small applied voltage, providing building owners and occupants with the option to have clear or tinted windows at any time, irrespective of whether it's sunny or cloudy. EC windows can be manually or automatically controlled based on daylight, solar heat gain, glare, view, energy-efficiency, peak electricity demand response, or other criteria. Window controls can be integrated with other building systems, such as lighting and heating/cooling mechanical systems, to optimize interior environmental conditions, occupant comfort, and energy-efficiency.

338

Database of Low-E Storm Window Energy Performance across U.S. Climate Zones (Task ET-WIN-PNNL-FY13-01_5.3)  

SciTech Connect

This report describes process, assumptions, and modeling results produced in support of the Emerging Technologies Low-e Storm Windows Task 5.3: Create a Database of U.S. Climate-Based Analysis for Low-E Storm Windows. The scope of the overall effort is to develop a database of energy savings and cost effectiveness of low-E storm windows in residential homes across a broad range of U.S. climates using the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and RESFEN model calculations. This report includes a summary of the results, NEAT and RESFEN background, methodology, and input assumptions, and an appendix with detailed results and assumptions by cliamte zone. Both sets of calculation results will be made publicly available through the Building America Solution Center.

Cort, Katherine A.; Culp, Thomas D.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Evaluation criteria and test methods for electrochromic windows  

SciTech Connect

Report summarizes the test methods used for evaluating electrochromic (EC) windows, and summarizes what is known about degradation of their performance, and recommends methods and procedures for advancing EC windows for buildings applications. 77 refs., 13 figs., 6 tabs.

Czanderna, A.W. (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)); Lampert, C.M. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA))

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Abstract--Eventually, prediction of transformer thermal performance for dynamic loading will be made using models  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Abstract--Eventually, prediction of transformer thermal performance for dynamic loading will be made using models distilled from measure data, rather than models derived from transformer heat for measuring the acceptability of transformer thermal models. For a model to be acceptable, it must have

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341

The Geometric Characterization and Thermal Performance of a Microchannel Heat Exchanger  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Geometric Characterization and Thermal Performance of a Microchannel Heat Exchanger for Diesel exchanger that extracts the heat from the exhaust. In this study, a cross-flow microchannel heat exchanger was geometrically examined and thermally tested under laboratory conditions. The heat exchanger, referred

Tullos, Desiree

342

Insulating windows. (Latest citations from the US Patent Bibliographic file with exemplary claims). Published Search  

SciTech Connect

The bibliography contains citations of selected patents concerning window insulation systems. Double and multi-paned windows, insulating glass sealants, frames, insulation systems, and window construction techniques are discussed. Thermally efficient window shades, shutters, and blinds are also presented. (Contains a minimum of 55 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Apparatus for insulating windows and the like  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in "kit" form.

Mitchell, Robert A. (R.D. #1, Box 462-A, Voorheesville, NY 12186)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Apparatus for insulating windows and the like  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in kit'' form. 11 figs.

Mitchell, R.A.

1984-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

345

Prospects for highly insulating window systems  

SciTech Connect

Windows and other fenestration systems are often considered the weakest links in energy-efficient residences. This opinion is reinforced by building standards, audit guidelines, and standard window performance evaluation techniques geared toward sizing building HVAC equipment. In this paper we show that it should be possible to design highly insulating windows (U < 0.12 Btu/hr-ft/sup 2/-F) with high solar transmittances (SC > 0.6). If we then view annual window performance from the basic perspective of control of energy flows, we conclude that it should thus be possible to develop a new generation of ''super window'' that will outperform the best insulated wall or roof for any orientation even in a northern climate. We review several technical approaches that suggest how such a window system might be designed and built. These include multiglazed windows having one or more low-emittance coatings and gas-filled or evacuated cavities. Another approach uses a layer of transparent silica aerogel, a microporus material having a conductivity in air of about R7 per inch. We conclude by presenting data on annual energy performance in a cold climate for a range of ''super windows''. 8 refs., 6 figs.

Arasteh, D.; Selkowitz, S.

1985-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Thermal mass performance in residential construction : an energy analysis using a cube model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Given the pervasiveness of energy efficiency concerns in the built environment, this research aims to answer key questions regarding the performance of thermal mass construction. The work presents the Cube Model, a simplified ...

Ledwith, Alison C. (Alison Catherine)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

The thermal performance of fixed and variable selective transmitters in commercial architecture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A parametric model is developed for use in evaluating the relative thermal and lighting performance of a variety of existing and proposed types of commercial glazing materials. The glazing materials considered are divided ...

Bartovics, William A

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

WINDOW 4.0: Documentation of calculation procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

WINDOW 4.0 is a publicly available IBM PC compatible computer program developed by the Building Technologies Group at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for calculating the thermal and optical properties necessary for heat transfer analyses of fenestration products. This report explains the calculation methods used in WINDOW 4.0 and is meant as a tool for those interested in understanding the procedures contained in WINDOW 4.0. All the calculations are discussed in the International System of units (SI). WINDOW 4.0 is the latest in a series of programs released by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The WINDOW program has its roots in a paper detailing a method for calculating heat transfer through windows [Rubin, 1982]. WINDOW 4.0 replaces the widely used 3.1 version. Although WINDOW 4.0 is a major revision, many of the algorithms used in WINDOW 4.0 build upon those previously documented [Arasteh, 1989b], [Furler, 1991]. This report documents the calculations that are unchanged from WINDOW 3.1, as well as those calculations that are new to WINDOW 4.0. This report uses the organization of the WINDOW 4.0 program. Results displayed on a WINDOW 4.0 screen are discussed in a section describing that screen. In the conclusion the aspects of the calculation method currently slated for revision are discussed. A glossary of variables used throughout the report is found in Section 11.

Finlayson, E.U.; Arasteh, D.K.; Huizenga, C.; Rubin, M.D. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Reilly, M.S. [Enermodal Engineering, Inc., Denver, CO (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Optics 6.0 Optics 6.0 (6.0 -- February 13, 2012) Release Notes Updated: 07/16/12 Program Changes Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista Operating System"Aware" Optics now installs and operates much better under the Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista operating systems. It is no longer necessary to run the "VistaFix" batch file after installing the program. Fixed Bugs If you find bugs, or if you think these have not been fixed, please do not hesitate to send an email to OpticsHelp@lbl.gov to report your findings. Getting feedback from users is how we improve the program. Paths Appear in Tools/Options In the Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista Operating System environments, the program would not display the directory paths in the Tools / Options "File Locations" dialog box. This is now fixed.

350

Dynamic Windows.pdf  

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including products with improved fixed or static properties and products with dynamic solar heat gain proper- ties. Nine representative window products are examined in eight...

351

Zero Energy Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

systems, such as space conditioning and lighting. Windows2. Table 1: Annual Space-Conditioning Energy Consumption ofquads Table 2: Annual Space-Conditioning Energy Consumption

Arasteh, Dariush; Selkowitz, Steve; Apte, Josh; LaFrance, Marc

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Windows Vistan käyttöönotto organisaatioympäristössä.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Työn tavoitteena oli kehittää menetelmä, jolla Windows Vista- käyttöjärjestelmä voidaan asentaa usealle tietokoneelle samanaikaisesti mahdollisimman tehokkaasti. Lisäksi käyttöönotto täytyi tapahtua automaattisesti, jotta se ei vie… (more)

Kamula, Erkki

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Windows Server 2008 -infrastruktuuri.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Tämä työ käsittelee Windows 2008 -verkkoinfrastrukstuuri-kurssin materiaalin suunnittelua ja testausta. Työ toteutettiin Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoululle keväällä 2010. Työn alussa esitellään työssä käytetty virtuaalisointiohjelmisto ja toiminta, sekä… (more)

Sundgren, Patrik

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

ADVANCEMENT OF ELECTROCHROMIC WINDOWS  

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Eleanor Lee, Co-Principal Investigator Steve Marsh, Curtainwall Engineering, Sensors and Instrumentation Robin Mitchell, Window Modeling Thomas Richardson, Ph.D., Material...

355

Plant Engineering: Thermal Performance Engineering Handbook, Volume 2 Subtitle: Supersedes TR-107422- V2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This handbook provides guidance to assist the thermal performance engineer in identifying and investigating the cause of megawatt electric (MWe) losses as well as in proposing new ways to increase MWe output. This guide provides detailed descriptions of the components in the nuclear plant heat cycle. Its use will assist thermal performance engineers. It can be used for the development or validation of data collection and use in monitoring of the major components of the heat cycle. It should be used ...

2013-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

356

Side-by-Side Field Evaluation of Highly Insulating Windows in the PNNL Lab Homes  

SciTech Connect

To examine the energy, air leakage, and thermal performance of highly insulating windows, a field evaluation was undertaken in a matched pair of all-electric, factory-built “Lab Homes” located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus in Richland, Washington. The “baseline” Lab Home B was retrofitted with “standard” double-pane clear aluminum-frame slider windows and patio doors, while the “experimental” Lab Home A was retrofitted with Jeld-Wen® triple-pane vinyl-frame slider windows and patio doors with a U-factor of 0.2 and solar heat gain coefficient of 0.19. To assess the window, the building shell air leakage, energy use, and interior temperatures of each home were compared during the 2012 winter heating and summer cooling seasons. The measured energy savings in Lab Home B averaged 5,821 watt-hours per day (Wh/day) during the heating season and 6,518 Wh/day during the cooling season. The overall whole-house energy savings of Lab Home B compared to Lab Home A are 11.6% ± 1.53% for the heating season and 18.4 ± 2.06% for the cooling season for identical occupancy conditions with no window coverings deployed. Extrapolating these energy savings numbers based on typical average heating degree days and cooling degree days per year yields an estimated annual energy savings of 12.2%, or 1,784 kWh/yr. The data suggest that highly insulating windows are an effective energy-saving measure that should be considered for high-performance new homes and in existing retrofits. However, the cost effectiveness of the measure, as determined by the simple payback period, suggests that highly insulating window costs continue to make windows difficult to justify on a cost basis alone. Additional reductions in costs via improvements in manufacturing and/or market penetration that continue to drive down costs will make highly insulating windows much more viable as a cost-effective energy efficiency measure. This study also illustrates that highly insulating windows have important impacts on peak load, occupant comfort, and condensation potential, which are not captured in the energy savings calculation. More consistent and uniform interior temperature distributions suggest that highly insulated windows, as part of a high performance building envelope, may enable more centralized duct design and downsized HVAC systems. Shorter, more centralized duct systems and smaller HVAC systems to yield additional cost savings, making highly insulating windows more cost effective as part of a package of new construction or retrofit measures which achieve significant reductions in home energy use.

Widder, Sarah H.; Parker, Graham B.; Baechler, Michael C.; Bauman, Nathan N.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

The Thermal Aspects of Relativistic Quantum Field Theory as an Observational Window in a Deeper Layer of Quantum Space-Time or: Dirac's Revenge  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we shall derive the thermal properties of the relativistic quantum vacuum from a more primordial underlying structure which shares some properties with the old Dirac-sea picture. We show in particular how the Tomita-KMS structure in RQFT is a consequence of the structure and dynamics of the underlying pattern of vacuum fluctuations. We explain the origin of the doubling phenomenon in thermofield theory and the duality symmetry between a local algebra of fields or observables and its commutant in RQFT and give an interpretation of the notion of thermal time.

Manfred Requardt

2013-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

358

ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS PROGRAM. CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ANNUAL REPORT 1979  

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OF NEWLY INSTALLED RESIDEN~WINDOWS, J. Weidt, ~Heidt, and S.25, LBL/DOE ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOWS RESEARCH PROGRAM. --~S.of various high performance window designs. (XBL 796~10098)

Berman, S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Window, Door, and Skylight Products and Services | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Window, Door, and Skylight Products and Services Window, Door, and Skylight Products and Services Window, Door, and Skylight Products and Services June 18, 2012 - 8:33am Addthis Window, Door, and Skylight Products and Services Use the following links to get product information and locate professional services for windows, doors, and skylights. Product Information Awnings in Residential Buildings: The Impact on Energy Use and Peak Demand University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Building Research Independently Tested and Certified Energy Performance ENERGY STAR® Information on ENERGY STAR performance ratings for windows, doors, and skylights. Product Ratings National Fenestration Rating Council Find energy performance ratings and manufacturers of windows, doors, and skylights. Residential Windows, Doors, and Skylights

360

Test for Modeling Windows in DOE 2.1E for Comparing the Window Library with the Shading Coefficient Method for a Single-Family Residence in Texas  

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This study examines the difference of the window simulation test between the Shading Coefficient (SC) and the Window Library (WL) Methods on DOE 2.1E of the 2000 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) for single-family residences in Texas. The window simulation tests are performed using single-pane, double-pane, and low-e glass on two standard DOE 2.1E single-family house models: 1) the model which has the R-value for wall, roof and floor according to 2000 IECC (Quick Wall), and 2) the model which has the real wood frame wall and has the same R-value as the first one (Thermal Wall). The analysis showed different results according to the types of the glass, simulation method (Shading Coefficient or Window Library), and types of wall (quick wall and thermal wall). The saving of daily peak heating (kBtu/day) from single-pane to low-e glass on thermal mass and quick wall shows the most variation.

Kim, S.; Haberl, J. S.

2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades March 15, 2010 - 11:42am Addthis John Lippert There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window products available. Some even rival the overall performance of walls, that is, if you account for the heat energy that enters the home via sunshine, depending on the climate and orientation. What I would like to talk about here are window shades. My wife and I bought our house 19 years ago. We are only the 2nd owners. The house has double-pane wooden windows made by a major well-known manufacturer. No

362

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Roller Window Shades March 15, 2010 - 11:42am Addthis John Lippert There's a lot of talk these days about installing new energy-efficient windows. Thanks to a Federal tax credit of up to $1,500, window advertisements, both print and radio and TV broadcasting, are aplenty. I don't want to knock energy-efficient windows. There are some great window products available. Some even rival the overall performance of walls, that is, if you account for the heat energy that enters the home via sunshine, depending on the climate and orientation. What I would like to talk about here are window shades. My wife and I bought our house 19 years ago. We are only the 2nd owners. The house has double-pane wooden windows made by a major well-known manufacturer. No

363

Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High  

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Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames Title Experimental and Numerical Examination of the Thermal Transmittance of High Performance Window Frames Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-3886E Year of Publication 2010 Authors Gustavsen, Arlid, Goce Talev, Dariush K. Arasteh, Howdy Goudey, Christian Kohler, Sivert Uvsløkk, and Bjørn Petter Jelle Conference Name Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XI International Conference Date Published Dec 5-9, 2010 Conference Location Clearwater Beach, FL Call Number LBNL-3886E Abstract While window frames typically represent 20-30% of the overall window area, their impact on the total window heat transfer rates may be much larger. This effect is even greater in low-conductance (highly insulating) windows which incorporate very low conductance glazings. Developing low-conductance window frames requires accurate simulation tools for product research and development.

364

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m[sup 2] system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Current performance and potential improvements in solar thermal industrial heat  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A representive current state-of-the-art system using parabolic trough technology was developed using data from a system recently installed in Tehachapi, California. A simulation model was used to estimate the annual energy output from the system at three different insolation locations. Based on discussions with industry personnel and within NREL, we identified a number of technology improvements that offer the potential for increasing the energy performance and reducing the energy-cost of the baseline system. The technology improvements modeled included an evacuated-tube receiver, an antireflective coating on the receiver tube, an improved absorber material, a cleaner reflecting surface, a reflecting surface that can withstand contact cleaning, and two silver reflectors. The properties associated with the improvements were incorporated into the model simulation at the three insolation locations to determine if there were any performance gains. The results showed that there was a potential for a more am 50% improvement in the annual energy delivered by a 2677 m{sup 2} system incorporating a combination of the enumerated technology improvements. We discuss the commercial and technological status of each design improvement and present performance predictions for the trough-design improvements.

Hale, M.J.; Williams, T.; Barker, G.

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

BRAZING THIN BERYLLIUM WINDOWS  

SciTech Connect

Thin, high-vacuum Be windows were vacuum brazed to Cu supports for electronic devices, using small frames of 630-705 deg C In--Cu--Ag brazing alloy. The edges of the Be windows were coated with Cu before brazing. The brazing procedure is described. (D.L.C.)

Papacosta, J.P.; Murdock, D.M.; Crews, R.W.

1962-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Window inference in isabelle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Window inference is a transformational style of reasoning that provides an intuitive framework for managing context during the transformation of subterms under transitive relations. This report describes the design for a prototype window inference tool in Isabelle, and discusses possible directions for the final tool. 1

Mark Staples

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Highly Insulating Windows - Cost  

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Cost Cost The following is an estimate of the cost effective incremental cost of highly-insulating windows (U-factor=0.20 Btu/hr-ft2-F) compared to regular ENERGY STAR windows (U-factor 0.35 Btu/hr-ft2-F). Energy savings from lower U-factors were simulated with RESFEN over an assumed useful window life of 25 years. To determine the maximum incremental cost at which highly-insulating windows would still be cost-effective, we used a formula used by many utility companies to calculate the cost of saved energy from energy efficiency programs, based on the programs' cost and savings. We turned this formula around so that the cost of saved energy equals the present energy prices in the studied locations, whereas the program cost (the incremental cost of the windows) is the dependent variable. By entering 5%

369

TRNSYS for windows packages  

SciTech Connect

TRNSYS 14.1 was released in 1994. This package represents a significant step forward in usability due to several graphical utility programs for DOS. These programs include TRNSHELL, which encapsulates TRNSYS functions, PRESIM, which allows the graphical creation of a simulation system, and TRNSED, which allows the easy sharing of simulations. The increase in usability leads to a decrease in the time necessary to prepare the simulation. Most TRNSYS users operate on PC computers with the Windows operating system. Therefore, the next logical step in increased usability was to port the current TRNSYS package to the Windows operating system. Several organizations worked on this conversion that has resulted in two distinct Windows packages. One package closely resembles the DOS version and includes TRNSHELL for Windows and PRESIM for Windows. The other package incorporates a general front-end, called IISIBat, that is a general simulation tool front-end. 8 figs.

Blair, N.J.; Beckman, W.A.; Klein, S.A.; Mitchell, J.W.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Insulating window system  

SciTech Connect

An insulating window system is described for use with existing structural windows which consists of: a window track, the track secured to and outlining the structural windows and includes a jaw means, the jaw means includes a pair of spaced jaws, the jaws extending outward from the track and being concaved towards each other forming a semi-oval channel; a glazing frame means having a base member and a pane holder, the base member having two outwardly extending spaced arms, the arms being concaved towards each other forming a semi-oval channel and engaging the jaws when passed there against, for locking the window track and glazing frame means together; the pane holder extending from the glazing frame means and includes an end section and a face section, the face section overlaying the base member with the end section extending therebetween, all forming a glazing channel for securing a glazing pane.

Miller, W.

1986-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

371

A true virtual window  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Previous research from environmental psychology shows that human well-being suffers in windowless environments in many ways and a window view of nature is psychologically and physiologically beneficial to humans. Current window substitutes, still images and video, lack three dimensional properties necessary for a realistic viewing experience ? primarily motion parallax. We present a new system using a head-coupled display and image-based rendering to simulate a photorealistic artificial window view of nature with motion parallax. Evaluation data obtained from human subjects suggest that the system prototype is a better window substitute than a static image and has significantly more positive effects on observers? moods. The test subjects judged the system prototype as a good simulation of, and acceptable replacement for, a real window, and accorded it much higher ratings for realism and preference than a static image.

Radikovic, Adrijan Silvester

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft Windows XP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tweak Windows® XP for ultimate performance with the undocumented secrets and hidden gems of the experts who work with the technology every day. Use their best techniques, practices, hacks, tricks, and workarounds to put all of your PC's muscle to ...

Paul Mcfedries; Austin Wilson; Geoff Winslow

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Zero Energy Windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Windows in the U.S. consume 30 percent of building heating and cooling energy, representing an annual impact of 4.1 quadrillion BTU (quads) of primary energy. Windows have an even larger impact on peak energy demand and on occupant comfort. An additional 1 quad of lighting energy could be saved if buildings employed effective daylighting strategies. The ENERGY STAR{reg_sign} program has made standard windows significantly more efficient. However, even if all windows in the stock were replaced with today's efficient products, window energy consumption would still be approximately 2 quads. However, windows can be ''net energy gainers'' or ''zero-energy'' products. Highly insulating products in heating applications can admit more useful solar gain than the conductive energy lost through them. Dynamic glazings can modulate solar gains to minimize cooling energy needs and, in commercial buildings, allow daylighting to offset lighting requirements. The needed solutions vary with building type and climate. Developing this next generation of zero-energy windows will provide products for both existing buildings undergoing window replacements and products which are expected to be contributors to zero-energy buildings. This paper defines the requirements for zero-energy windows. The technical potentials in terms of national energy savings and the research and development (R&D) status of the following technologies are presented: (1) Highly insulating systems with U-factors of 0.1 Btu/hr-ft{sup 2}-F; (2) Dynamic windows: glazings that modulate transmittance (i.e., change from clear to tinted and/or reflective) in response to climate conditions; and (3) Integrated facades for commercial buildings to control/ redirect daylight. Market transformation policies to promote these technologies as they emerge into the marketplace are then described.

Arasteh, Dariush; Selkowitz, Steve; Apte, Josh; LaFrance, Marc

2006-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

374

Design and Application of CVD Diamond Windows for X-Rays at the Advanced Photon Source  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two types of directly cooled, 0.2-mm-thick, 8-mm-diameter clear aperture CVD diamond windows have been designed and successfully fabricated by two different vendors for use at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). Both windows contain a direct braze joint between the diamond and the cooled OFHC copper. These windows can be used to replace the front-end beryllium windows in high-heat-load applications and can be used as white beam windows in the beamlines. This paper presents the detailed design of the diamond windows, the thermal analysis of the diamond window under different thermal load configurations, as well as a complete list of the existing APS front-end beryllium window configurations and replacement scenarios. Small-angle scattering experiments have been conducted on both diamond windows and a polished beryllium window, and the results are presented.

Jaski, Yifei [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Bldg 401, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Cookson, David [University of Chicago, CARS, APS Sector 15, 9700 S. Cass Ave, Bldg. 434D, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

375

Design and application of CVD diamond windows for x-rays at the Advanced Photon Source.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two types of directly cooled, 0.2-mm-thick, 8-mm-diameter clear aperture CVD diamond windows have been designed and successfully fabricated by two different vendors for use at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). Both windows contain a direct braze joint between the diamond and the cooled OFHC copper. These windows can be used to replace the front-end beryllium windows in high-heat-load applications and can be used as white beam windows in the beamlines. This paper presents the detailed design of the diamond windows, the thermal analysis of the diamond window under different thermal load configurations, as well as a complete list of the existing APS front-end beryllium window configurations and replacement scenarios. Small-angle scattering experiments have been conducted on both diamond windows and a polished beryllium window, and the results are presented.

Jaski, Y.; Cookson, D.; Experimental Facilities Division (APS); Univ. of Chicago

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Secure Windows Dr. Bernd Borchert  

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Secure Windows Dr. Bernd Borchert WSI für Informatik Univ. Tübingen #12;Problem: Trojans Server Windows" Server (encoding) Internet #12;Server (encoding) Internet Solution: ,,Secure Windows" #12;Server (encoding) Internet Solution: ,,Secure Windows" #12;Server (encoding) Internet Solution: ,,Secure Windows

Borchert, Bernd

377

Metallic Mesh Filter Used for Electromagnetic Shielding of Infrared Window  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In order to meet anti-electromagnetism interference performance requirements of infrared window, a metallic mesh coating must be used on the infrared window. From the diffraction theory of grating and the equivalent circuit method, simplified expressions ... Keywords: stealth technology, electro-optical countermeasure, transparent conductive coating, metallic mesh filter, infrared window

Jia-Li Song, Xiao-Guo Feng

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Three-Dimensional Numerical Evaluation of Thermal Performance of Uninsulated Wall Assemblies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This study describes a detailed three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics modeling to evaluate the thermal performance of uninsulated wall assemblies accounting for conduction through framing, convection, and radiation. The model allows for material properties variations with temperature. Parameters that were varied in the study include ambient outdoor temperature and cavity surface emissivity. Understanding the thermal performance of uninsulated wall cavities is essential for accurate prediction of energy use in residential buildings. The results can serve as input for building energy simulation tools for modeling the temperature dependent energy performance of homes with uninsulated walls.

Ridouane, E. H.; Bianchi, M.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Transforming the market for residential windows: design considerations for DOE's Efficient Window Collaborative  

SciTech Connect

Market adoption of recent, commercially available technological advances that improve the energy performance of windows will lead to immediate economic and energy savings benefits to the nation. This paper is a scoping study intended to inform the design of a major DOE initiative to accelerate market adoption of these windows in the residential sector. We describe the structure of the US residential window market and the interests of the various market players. We then briefly review five recent market transformation initiatives. Finally, we summarize our findings in a list of considerations we believe will be important for the DOE's initiative to transform the US residential window market.

Eto, J.; Arasteh, D.; Selkowitz, S.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

LARGO hot water system long range thermal performance test report. Addendum  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The test procedure used and the test results obtained during the long range thermal performance tests of the LARGO Solar Hot Water System under natural environmental conditions are presented. Objectives of these tests were to determine the amount of energy collected, the amount of power required for system operation, system efficiency temperature distribution and system performance degradation.

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1978-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance: Visible Transmittance (VT) Measuring Performance: Visible Transmittance (VT) How to maximize daylight? Historically, only clear glass was used to maximize the amount of light entering through a window. Especially in cooling-dominated climate, this desirable daylight also came with undesirable solar heat gain. With the advancement of high-performance glazing systems, it is possible for low-E coatings to reject the solar heat gain while allowing the visible light to pass through the glass. The type of low-E coating that is appropriate for your specific house depends on location, orientation, window area, and shading strategies. The visible transmittance (VT) is an optical property that indicates the fraction of visible light transmitted through the window. This is separate from the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC), since many modern windows

382

Software optimization for performance, energy, and thermal distribution: Initial case studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As an initial step in our Green Software research, this paper investigates whether software optimization at the application level can help achieve higher energy efficiency and better thermal behavior. We use both direct measurements and modeling to quantify ... Keywords: system-level energy consumption, software optimization, performance-energy-thermal distribution, green software, energy efficiency, power estimator, multicore systems, regressing measurements, custom-designed suite, microbenchmarks, software tuning, scalability, parallel application

M. A. Khan; C. Hankendi; A. K. Coskun; M. C. Herbordt

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Collaborative Sharing of Windows between MacOS X, the X Window System and Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Collaborative Sharing of Windows between MacOS X, the X Window System and Windows Daniel Stødle This paper investigates how one best can share windows between many different computers in a collaborative application. We present an architecture of a system allowing windows on MacOS X to be shared with computers

Bjørndalen, John Markus

384

Left-over Windows Cause Window Clutter... But What Causes Left-over Windows?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Left-over Windows Cause Window Clutter... But What Causes Left-over Windows? Julie Wagner1 that they can return to later. However, users also struggle with window clutter, facing an increasing number of `left-over windows' that get in the way. Our goal is to understand how users create and cope with left

385

The Efficient Windows Collaborative  

SciTech Connect

The Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) is a coalition of manufacturers, component suppliers, government agencies, research institutions, and others who partner to expand the market for energy efficient window products. Funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy, the EWC provides education, communication and outreach in order to transform the residential window market to 70% energy efficient products by 2005. Implementation of the EWC is managed by the Alliance to Save Energy, with support from the University of Minnesota and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Petermann, Nils

2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

386

Storm Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

windows, and are available in a range of materials. If you have old windows in your home, replacing them with new, energy-efficient windows will most likely return your...

387

AIR LEAKAGE OF NEWLY INSTALLED RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Through Sash/Frame Cracks . Window Operation Types . . . . .Window Operation Types . . . . .Air Leakage of Installed Windows Scattergram of Field

Weidt, John

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- RESFEN: System Requirements  

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEM Program has been tested on Microsoft Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000TM.. Older version of Microsoft Windows might work, but are not...

389

6.2.285. OOF.Windows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Open or raise the Layer Editor window. OOF.Windows.Messages; OOF.Windows.OOF2 -- Raise the main OOF2 window. ...

2013-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

390

Advancement of Electrochromic Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research Energy Systems Integration Advancement ofintegration issues related to using EC windows within a whole building energy efficient systemenergy- savings benefit with EC-daylighting-HVAC integration (assuming a conventional VAV system

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Windows as Luminaires  

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Windows with low-e coatings have already captured a 35% market share in the U.S, with sales of 25 million square meters (270 million square feet) per year. Fig. 1 is based on a...

392

Laser having improved windows  

SciTech Connect

A discharge tube for a gaseous laser is terminated with windows made of crystalline quartz which do not fluoresce in the presence of high energy, visible and ultraviolet light radiation.

Alves, R.W.; Costich, V.R.

1976-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

393

Available Technologies: Superinsulated Commercial Window ...  

Superinsulated Commercial Window Framing System. IB-3155. APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY: Window and façade framing systems for non-residential building c ...

394

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- RESFEN  

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cooling costs associated with windows while increasing occupant comfort and minimizing window surface condensation problems. However, consumers are often confused about how to pick...

395

Windows Installation Notes for EXPGUI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... a DOS window to run gsaskit.exe and an unzip program (for example Winzip) to unpack Tcl/Tk and EXPGUI. For newer versions of Windows, the ...

396

Window Daylighting Demo  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Window Daylighting Demo: Window Daylighting Demo: Accelerated Deployment of Daylighting and Shading Systems Stephen Selkowitz Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory seselkowitz@lbl.gov 510-486-5064 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Façade has large energy impacts. Cooling and lighting average ~ 40% of energy use in commercial buildings and often >50% in peak electric demand. * Many glazing/shading/daylighting options exist, but selecting the "best" solution is

397

Window Daylighting Demo  

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Window Daylighting Demo: Window Daylighting Demo: Accelerated Deployment of Daylighting and Shading Systems Stephen Selkowitz Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory seselkowitz@lbl.gov 510-486-5064 April 4, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Façade has large energy impacts. Cooling and lighting average ~ 40% of energy use in commercial buildings and often >50% in peak electric demand. * Many glazing/shading/daylighting options exist, but selecting the "best" solution is

398

Energy-efficient windows  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes energy efficient windows for the reduction of home heating and cooling energy consumption. It discusses controlling air leaks by caulking and weatherstripping and by replacing window frames. Reducing heat loss and condensation is discussed by describing the types of glazing materials, the number of glass and air spaces, frame and spacer materials, and the use of movable insulation (shutters, drapes, etc.). A resource list is provided for further information.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Delineating the conformal window  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We identify and characterise the conformal window in gauge theories relevant for beyond the standard model building, e.g. Technicolour, using the criteria of metric confinement and causal analytic couplings, which are known to be consistent with the phase diagram of supersymmetric QCD from Seiberg duality. Using these criteria we find perturbation theory to be consistent throughout the predicted conformal window for several of these gauge theories and we discuss recent lattice results in the light of our findings.

Mads T. Frandsen; Thomas Pickup; Michael Teper

2010-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

400

The Effect of Thermal Load Configurations on Passive Chilled Beam Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation presents the findings of a study to quantify the effect of heat source configurations on the performance of passive chilled beams. Experiments in a thermally controlled test room were conducted using thermal manikins as heat sources cooled with a 0.6 m by 2.4 m beam. The thermal manikins were arranged in a symmetric and an asymmetric configuration and tested over a range of input power to simulate a low-to-high load heat distribution of an indoor space. A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was developed in Star CCM+ v6.06 and used for further analysis of the flow field and to predict additional spatial arrangements of the beam, interior dimensions, and heat source configurations. The CFD model implemented a calculation for the beam cooling capacity to predict the beam performance based on the room thermal conditions. The experimental data revealed an average reduction of 15% in the passive beam cooling capacity for the asymmetrically configured thermal manikins compared to the symmetric arrangement. The CFD model was validated with the experimental data and predicted the asymmetric heat source beam performance reduction to be 17%. The reduction in performance based on the heat source arrangement was found with analysis of the CFD simulations to be a result of the above-beam air velocity field. The unbalanced thermal manikin configuration generated an unbalanced flow condition at the inlet of the beam that resulted in the room air circumventing the inlet of the passive beam, as compared to the inlet velocity field of the symmetric configuration. Additional configurations were investigated with the CFD model to include the beam position, floor area, ceiling height, and thermal manikin arrangements. The simulation results were analyzed by comparing the efficiency of beam performance using the beam cooling capacity calculation for each scenario. The predictions of additional configurations found that the efficiency increased when the beam was perpendicular to a group of heat sources and the changes in beam performance with heat source configurations was not affected by the interior dimensions of the space. However, the resulting thermal conditions in the occupied zone for the beam positions of highest efficiency may negatively impact the thermal comfort of occupants.

Nelson, Ian 1982-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Fact Sheets & Publications Fact Sheets & Publications Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technology and Energy Performance Available from Norton Professional Books. exit disclaimer Single copy price: $35.00 USA; volume discounts available from publisher. Available from Amazon. exit disclaimer Window Systems for High-performance Buildings Available from Norton Professional Books. exit disclaimer Single copy price: $50.00 USA; volume discounts available from publisher. Available from Amazon. exit disclaimer State Fact Sheets for New and Existing Construction The EWC State Fact Sheets provide a simple, portable step-by-step guide to selecting energy efficient windows considering the conditions in that state. Each one summarizes the key considerations found elsewhere on this site, and provides a summary of results from the Window Selection Tool for key cities in that state.

402

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

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Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Program 2013 Measuring Performance: ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Program 2013 Windows for residential buildings are eligible for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient recognition in 2013. The U.S. EPA will add qualifying models to the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013 product list for windows from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The following products are not eligible for Most Efficient recognition in 2013: Windows for commercial buildings Doors Skylights Tubular Daylighting Devices Energy Star Most Efficient Program Energy Star Zones The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. These exceptional products represent the leading edge in energy efficient products for a given year. Criteria Windows must be ENERGY STAR qualified consistent with applicable ENERGY

403

Thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers under winter conditions: Laboratory measurements and mathematical modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several field experiments have been performed on attic radiant barriers under winter conditions; however, most of them have been confined to the fairly mild climates of Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Only one field experiment in a very cold climate (Canada) has been performed. In addition, no previous laboratory experiments under winter conditions have been performed on an attic both with and without a radiant barrier. This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements of the thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers in a simulated residential attic module under nighttime or low solar gain daytime winter conditions. Comparing tests under the same conditions with and without a radiant barrier shows that the addition of a clean horizontal radiant barrier to insulation at the R-22 to R-25 level decreases the ceiling heat flow by 6 to 8%. The experimental results were found to be in very good agreement with predictions made with a mathematical model for the thermal performance of attics.

Wilkes, K.E.; Childs, P.W.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers under winter conditions: Laboratory measurements and mathematical modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several field experiments have been performed on attic radiant barriers under winter conditions; however, most of them have been confined to the fairly mild climates of Florida, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Only one field experiment in a very cold climate (Canada) has been performed. In addition, no previous laboratory experiments under winter conditions have been performed on an attic both with and without a radiant barrier. This paper presents the results of laboratory measurements of the thermal performance of clean horizontal radiant barriers in a simulated residential attic module under nighttime or low solar gain daytime winter conditions. Comparing tests under the same conditions with and without a radiant barrier shows that the addition of a clean horizontal radiant barrier to insulation at the R-22 to R-25 level decreases the ceiling heat flow by 6 to 8%. The experimental results were found to be in very good agreement with predictions made with a mathematical model for the thermal performance of attics.

Wilkes, K.E.; Childs, P.W.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Storm Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Storm Windows Storm Windows Storm Windows June 18, 2012 - 8:20am Addthis An energy upgrade on this daycare center included interior storm windows because most of the windows are on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. An energy upgrade on this daycare center included interior storm windows because most of the windows are on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. Interior storm windows improved the energy efficiency of a daycare center with windows on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. Interior storm windows improved the energy efficiency of a daycare center with windows on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney,

406

Storm Windows | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Storm Windows Storm Windows Storm Windows June 18, 2012 - 8:20am Addthis An energy upgrade on this daycare center included interior storm windows because most of the windows are on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. An energy upgrade on this daycare center included interior storm windows because most of the windows are on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. Interior storm windows improved the energy efficiency of a daycare center with windows on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney, Synergistic Building Technologies. Interior storm windows improved the energy efficiency of a daycare center with windows on the north elevation. | Photo courtesy of Larry Kinney,

407

Final Design and Experimental Validation of the Thermal Performance of the LHC Lattice Cryostats  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent commissioning and operation of the LHC String 2 have given a first experimental validation of the global thermal performance of the LHC lattice cryostat at nominal cryogenic conditions. The cryostat designed to minimize the heat inleak from ambient temperature, houses under vacuum and thermally protects the cold mass, which contains the LHC twin-aperture superconducting magnets operating at 1.9 K in superfluid helium. Mechanical components linking the cold mass to the vacuum vessel, such as support posts and insulation vacuum barriers are designed with efficient thermalisations for heat interception to minimise heat conduction. Heat inleak by radiation is reduced by employing multilayer insulation (MLI) wrapped around the cold mass and around an aluminium thermal shield cooled to about 60 K. Measurements of the total helium vaporization rate in String 2 gives, after substraction of supplementary heat loads and end effects, an estimate of the total thermal load to a standard LHC cell (107 m) includi...

Bourcey, N; Parma, V; Poncet, A; Rohmig, P; Serio, L; Skoczen, Blazej; Tock, J P; Williams, L R

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Timing, energy, and thermal performance of three-dimensional integrated circuits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine the performance of custom circuits in an emerging technology known as three-dimensional integration. By combining multiple device layers with a high-density inter-layer interconnect, 3-D integration of a given circuit is expected to provide better timing and energy performance relative to a single-wafer implementation of the same circuit. In this paper, we show that by using our performance-driven design tool for 3-D ICs, the interconnect energy dissipation of standard-cell circuits can be reduced by 24% to 42 % using two to five device layers respectively. Similarly, the interconnect energy-delay product can be reduced by 30 % to 50%. At the same time, thermal performance in 3-D ICs is expected to be a critical issue. By incorporating thermal management and analysis into our placement tool, we may investigate the thermal scalability of 3-D integration. We find that the thermal performance actually can be improved with the use of a modest number of additional device layers. Also, we show that the absolute die temperature can be controlled through the use of extra silicon.

Shamik Das; Anantha Ch; Rafael Reif

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Thermal and lighting performance of toplighting systems in the hot and humid climate of Thailand  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This study evaluated the potential of toplighting systems in the hot and humid tropics by using Bangkok, Thailand (latitude 13.7�°N) as a test location. The analysis tested both the thermal and lighting performance of three toplighting systems. Toplighting, designed for use in one-story buildings or on the top floor of taller buildings, yields a uniformly distributed light throughout a space. However, in lower latitude locations, where there is no heating period, heat gain is a critical design issue since it significantly affects the annual energy consumption of the building. Accordingly, the decision to use toplighting in these locations needs to be carefully examined before any design considerations occur. In this study, the thermal and lighting performance of three toplighting systems were compared. For the thermal performance, total cooling loads, heat gains and losses, and interior temperature were evaluated. The lighting performance parameters examined were daylight factor, illuminance level, light distribution, and uniformity. EnergyPlus was used as the thermal analysis tool, and RADIANCE, along with a physical scale model, was used as the lighting performance analysis tool. The sky conditions tested were overcast, clear sky, and intermediate sky. Results have shown that, for locations with hot and humid climates with variable sky conditions such as Bangkok, Thailand, the roof monitors perform better than the other two systems in terms of the thermal and lighting performance. With similar cooling loads, the roof monitor provides better illuminance uniformity than the skylights and lightscoops, with adequate illuminance level (at mostly higher than 500 lux).

Harntaweewongsa, Siritip

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Thermal Performance of Exposed Composed Roofs in Very Hot Dry Desert Region in Egypt (Toshky)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Thermal performance for any building in hot dry region depend on the external climatic factor, the ability of the construction materials used in gained heat through day time and loss this heat through night time through the nocturnal radiation. Roof is considered the major part of the building envelop which exposed to high thermal load due to the high solar intensity and high outdoor air temperature through summer season which reach to 6 months. In Egypt the thermal effect of roof is increased as one go towards from north to south. This study evaluate the thermal performance of different test rooms with different roofs construction; uninsulated concrete, insulated concrete, double, plant, and active concrete roofs, constructed under the effect of external climatic condition of very hot and dry region in Egypt (Toshky region). The external climatic conditions and the temperature distribution inside the roof construction and the indoor air temperature were measured. The results of this study recognized that the thermal transmittance (UValue) has a major role in chosen the constructed materials. Also the thermal insulation considered the suitable manner for damping the thermal stresses through day time and makes the interior environment of the building near the comfort zone during most months of the year. Natural night and forced ventilation are more important in improving the internal conditions. The construction roof systems show that the indoor air temperature thermal damping reach to 96%, 90%, 89%, and 76% for insulated concrete, double, planted and uninsulated concrete roofs. The results also investigate the importance of using the earth as a cooling source through the active concrete system. Evaporative cooling and movable shading which are an integrated part of the guidelines for building design in hot dry region must be using.

Khalil, M. H.; Sheble, S.; Morsey, M. S.; Fakhry, S.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Process Window Study for Heat Resistant Nanocoated Steel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently developed weldable nanocoated HPF steel has been tested for process window in this study. Performances of hot press formed steel are tested ...

412

Semantics and evaluation techniques for window aggregates in data streams  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A windowed query operator breaks a data stream into possibly overlapping subsets of data and computes results over each. Many stream systems can evaluate window aggregate queries. However, current stream systems suffer from a lack of an explicit definition of window semantics. As a result, their implementations unnecessarily confuse window definition with physical stream properties. This confusion complicates the stream system, and even worse, can hurt performance both in terms of memory usage and execution time. To address this problem, we propose a framework for defining window semantics, which can be used to express almost all types of windows of which we are aware, and which is easily extensible to other types of windows that may occur in the future. Based on this definition, we explore a one-pass query evaluation strategy, the Window-ID (WID) approach, for various types of window aggregate queries. WID significantly reduces both required memory space and execution time for a large class of window definitions. In addition, WID can leverage punctuations to gracefully handle disorder. Our experimental study shows that WID has better execution-time performance than existing window aggregate query evaluation options that retain and reprocess tuples, and has better latency-accuracy tradeoff performance for disordered input streams compared to using a fixed delay for disorder handling. 1.

Jin Li; David Maier; Kristin Tufte; Vassilis Papadimos; Peter A. Tucker

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Windows: Technical paper with comments  

SciTech Connect

Functional requirements of windows are examined including window location; hardware design, operation, and placement; energy conservation needs; and egress requirements. Basic window styles and design characteristics are described. Problems confronting persons with disabilities are identified and recommendations are made on the development of minimum functional and safety specifications for windows.

Woods, W.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Why packages? The Windows tools  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Why packages? The Windows tools A sample package Going further Package Development in Windows from August 13, 2008; updated November 23, 2012 1 of 45 #12;Why packages? The Windows tools A sample of packages 2 The Windows tools The main tools Missing pieces Installing the tools 3 A sample package Getting

Murdoch, Duncan

415

Investigation on thermal performance calculation of two type solar air collectors using artificial neural network  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, two types of solar air collectors are constructed and examined experimentally. The types are called as zigzagged absorber surface type and flat absorber surface type called Model I and Model II respectively. Experiments are carried out ... Keywords: ANN, Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm, Solar air collector, Thermal performance

Murat Caner; Engin Gedik; Ali Keçeba?

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A DUAL-CHANNEL, HELIUM-COOLED, TUNGSTEN HEAT EXCHANGER  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A DUAL-CHANNEL, HELIUM-COOLED, TUNGSTEN HEAT EXCHANGER Dennis L. Youchison-cooled, refractory heat exchangers are now under consideration for first wall and divertor applications-channel, helium-cooled heat exchanger made almost entirely of tungsten was designed and fabricated by Thermacore

California at Los Angeles, University of

417

Automated DecisionAnalytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automated Decision­Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines To be presented Abstract We have developed an expert system for diagno­ sis of e#ciency problems for large gas turbines the ultimate goal of applying the system in the day­to­day maintenance of gas­ turbine power plants. A Overview

Horvitz, Eric

418

Automated Decision-Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Automated Decision-Analytic Diagnosis of Thermal Performance in Gas Turbines To be presented Abstract We have developed an expert system for diagno- sis of efficiency problems for large gas turbines the ultimate goal of applying the system in the day-to-day maintenance of gas- turbine power plants. A Overview

Horvitz, Eric

419

A global fouling factor methodology for analyzing steam generator thermal performance degradation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Over the past few years, steam generator (SG) thermal performance degradation has led to decreased plant efficiency and power output at numerous PWR nuclear power plants with recirculating-type SGs. The authors have developed and implemented methodologies for quantitatively evaluating the various sources of SG performance degradation, both internal and external to the SG pressure boundary. These methodologies include computation of the global fouling factor history, evaluation of secondary deposit thermal resistance using deposit characterization data, and consideration of pressure loss causes unrelated to the tube bundle, such as hot-leg temperature streaming and SG moisture separator fouling. In order to evaluate the utility of the global fouling factor methodology, the authors performed case studies for a number of PWR SG designs. Key results from two of these studies are presented here. In tandem with the fouling-factor analyses, a study evaluated for each plant the potential causes of pressure loss. The combined results of the global fouling factor calculations and the pressure-loss evaluations demonstrated two key points: (1) that the available thermal margin against fouling, which can vary substantially from plant to plant, has an important bearing on whether a given plant exhibits losses in electrical generating capacity, and (2) that a wide variety of causes can result in SG thermal performance degradation.

Kreider, M.A.; White, G.A.; Varrin, R.D. Jr. [Dominion Engineering, Inc., McLean, VA (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Software Optimization for Performance, Energy, and Thermal Distribution: Initial Case Studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Software Optimization for Performance, Energy, and Thermal Distribution: Initial Case Studies Md and modeling to quantify power, energy and temperature for a given software method. The infrastructure includes two case studies. In the first one, we use software tuning for improving the scalability and energy

Coskun, Ayse

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421

Experimental and theoretical thermal performance of double pass solar air heater with porous media  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A theoretical model has been developed to predict the thermal performance of double pass solar air heater with porous media. It is composed of five-coupled unsteady nonlinear partial differential equations which are solved by using numerical scheme. ... Keywords: double pass solar collector, iteration, numerical, porous media, solar radiation

M. Yahya; K. Sopian; M. Y. Theeran; M. Y. Othman; M. A. Alghoul; M. Hafidz; A. Zaharim

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Analysis of Annual Thermal and Moisture Performance of Radiant Barrier Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A detailed thermal energy analysis model helps identify locations where radiant barriers are cost-effective while analyzing moisture performance to predict potential problem areas. The model described in this report estimates annual energy savings and moisture accumulation rates from horizontal radiant barrier applications in a variety of climates.

1991-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

423

Technical and economic analysis of the thermal performance of a solar boiling concentrator for power generation  

SciTech Connect

A system for power generation using solar energy collected by compound parabolic concentrators (CPC) incorporated into a Rankine cycle system is studied by developing a model to simulate the CPC performance. The power cycle is also modeled under quasi-steady and transient conditions. An economic analysis is performed through a model developed to study the economic viability of the power system. The CPC performance is sensitive to the ratio of diffuse to beam components of the solar incident irradiation. This ratio, along with the concentration ratio, govern the CPC optical efficiency which in turn determine the thermal efficiency. The performance of the CPC working under boiling and superheating conditions is governed by the axial fractional lengths of the non-boiling and the superheating regions. The overall thermal loss coefficient is formulated as a function of the local thermal loss coefficient in the different regions and the length of each region. The thermal efficiency of CPC's and flat plates, whether under non-boiling, boiling or superheating conditions, is evaluated. The CPC working under superheating conditions has a good potential for solar powered Rankine cycles. System efficiencies as high as 11.3% could be obtained at R-11 evaporation temperature of 120/sup 0/C and a condensation temperature of 20/sup 0/ C.

El-Assy, A.Y.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW5.02: Feature List  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

System Non-Convergence System Non-Convergence Last update:05/19/08 05:03 PM There are some circumstances where WINDOW 5 will give the following error message: This error can occur either in the Window or Glazing System calculation, but it is actually an error that occurs when the program tries to calculate the glazing system thermal properties -- it occurs in the Window Library because the program recalculates the center-of-glass U-value based on the window height. It will happen in rare circumstances because of a problem with the discontinuity in correlations that calculate convective heat transfer in glazing cavities. The solution is to change either the glazing system height or width. In general, the most practical solution is to change the glazing system height rather than the width..

425

Thermal Performance of Building Envelope in Very Hot Dry Desert Region in Egypt (Toshky)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Toshky region is a desert region located in the south east of Egyptian western desert at the Tropical Cancer (23.5 N). The following features characterized this region during the summer season; aridity, high summer day time temperatures reaches to above 40 C for about 6 hours, large diurnal temperature variation, low relative humidity, and high solar radiation reaches to about 1100W/m2 on horizontal surfaces. In such climate thermal human comfort is crucial to provide the reasonable environment for the people. As the building envelop has a major role in saving comfort for people and improve the consumption of energy in building. So this study is interested in studying the thermal performance for some building constructed from different building materials as; Nobaa sandstone, hollow clay brick, light sand block, and hollow and insulated bazelt blocks. The external climatic conditions and the temperature distribution inside the wall construction and the indoor air temperature were measured. The result shows that using Nobaa sandstone alone in building is not adequate with the external climatic conditions of this region. But using building materials with specific thermal characteristics, and using thermal insulation led to reduce the heat flow through the walls and help the building to be suitable with its external environment conditions. The study also show that hollow clay brick and light sand block valid the lowest indoor air temperature, and the thermal performance of hollow bazelt blocks can be improved by using thermal insulation, Natural and forced night ventilation help the indoor environment to be within the thermal comfort.

Khalil, M. H.; Sheble, S. S.; Helal, M. A.; El-Demirdash, M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Thermal mass performance in residential construction : an energy analysis using a cube model; Energy analysis using a cube model.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Given the pervasiveness of energy efficiency concerns in the built environment, this research aims to answer key questions regarding the performance of thermal mass construction.… (more)

Ledwith, Alison C. (Alison Catherine)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Midtemperature solar systems test facility predictions for thermal performance of the Acurex solar collector with FEK 244 reflector surface  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thermal performance predictions are presented for the Acurex solar collector, with FEK 244 reflector surface, for three output temperatures at five cities in the United States.

Harrison, T.D.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Adaptive Liquid Crystal Windows  

SciTech Connect

Energy consumption by private and commercial sectors in the U.S. has steadily grown over the last decade. The uncertainty in future availability of imported oil, on which the energy consumption relies strongly, resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of energy. About 20% of this consumption are used to heat and cool houses and commercial buildings. To reduce dependence on the foreign oil and cut down emission of greenhouse gases, it is necessary to eliminate losses and reduce total energy consumption by buildings. To achieve this goal it is necessary to redefine the role of the conventional windows. At a minimum, windows should stop being a source for energy loss. Ideally, windows should become a source of energy, providing net gain to reduce energy used to heat and cool homes. It is possible to have a net energy gain from a window if its light transmission can be dynamically altered, ideally electronically without the need of operator assistance, providing optimal control of the solar gain that varies with season and climate in the U.S. In addition, the window must not require power from the building for operation. Resolution of this problem is a societal challenge and of national interest and will have a broad global impact. For this purpose, the year-round, allclimate window solution to provide an electronically variable solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) with a wide dynamic range is needed. AlphaMicron, Inc. (AMI) developed and manufactured 1ft × 1ft prototype panels for the world’s first auto-adjusting Adaptive Liquid Crystal Windows (ALCWs) that can operate from sunlight without the need for external power source and demonstrate an electronically adjustable SHGC. This novel windows are based on AlphaMicron’s patented e-Tint® technology, a guesthost liquid crystal system implemented on flexible, optically clear plastic films. This technology is suitable both for OEM and aftermarket (retro-fitting) lamination to new and existing windows. Low level of power consumption by ALCWs allows for on-board power electronics for automatic matching of transmission through windows to varying climate conditions without drawing the power from the power grid. ALCWs are capable of transmitting more sunlight in winters to assist in heating and less sunlight in summers to minimize overheating. As such, they can change the window from being a source of energy loss to a source of energy gain. In addition, the scalable AMI’s roll-to-roll process, proved by making 1ft × 1ftALCW prototype panels, allows for cost-effective production of large-scale window panels along with capability to change easily their color and shape. In addition to architectural glazing in houses and commercial buildings, ALCWs can be used in other applications where control of sunlight is needed, such as green houses, used by commercial produce growers and botanical gardens, cars, aircrafts, etc.

Taheri, Bahman; Bodnar, Volodymyr

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

429

Starburst99 for Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We describe a Windows compatible version of the evolutionary synthesis code Starburst99. Starburst99 for Windows was developed from the public UNIX based version at STScI. We converted the original Fortran77 source code into a version for a Win32 environment with an Absoft Fortran Pro x86 compiler. Extensive testing showed no significant numerical differences in comparison with the previous UNIX version. The software application consists of the source code, executable, and a number of auxiliary files. The package installs on any PC running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista and can be obtained as freeware at http://www.stsci.edu/science/starburst/PCStarburst99.html. We give an overview of the different running modes and provide instructions for getting started with the initial set-up.

Claus Leitherer; Julia Chen

2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

430

Welcome to the Efficient Windows Collaborative  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Glass Glass Vacuum-insulated Glass Vacuum-insulated glazing units are made up of 2 panes of glass with a very small air space. The air space contains spacers which help maintain the separation between the panes. Most of the emerging glass technologies are available or nearly on the market. These include insulation-filled and evacuated glazings to improve heat transfer by lowering U-factors. Evacuated Windows The most thermally efficient gas fill would be no gas at all-a vacuum. The window industry is pursuing the development of vacuum-insulated glass (VIG) for use in window units in which the space between the panes is evacuated. If the vacuum pressure is low enough, there would be no conductive or convective heat exchange between the panes of glass, thus lowering the U-factor. A vacuum glazing must have a good low-E coating to

431

Effect of design parameter changes on the performance of thermal storage wall passive systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hour-by-hour computer simulations based on one year of solar radiation and temperature data are used to analyze annual energy savings in thermal storage wall passive designs, both Trombe wall and water wall cases. The calculations are rerun many times changing various parameters one at a time to assess the effect on performance. Parameters analyzed are: night insulation R-value, number of glazings, wall absorptance and emittance, thermal storage capacity, Trombe wall properties and vent area size, additional building mass, and temperature control set points. Calculations are done for eight cities.

McFarland, R.D.; Balcomb, J.D.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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2 2 (7.2.29 -- December 29 2013) Release Notes Updated: 12/29/13 If you find bugs, or have comments about this version, please do not hesitate to send an email to WINDOWHelp@lbl.gov to report your findings. Getting feedback from users is how we improve the program. WINDOW 7.2.29 (December 29, 2013) Program Changes Glazing System Shading System Details For shading system in a Glazing System Library construction, the emittances, conductance and TIR are not displayed, as they are only available after a calculation has been completed. Perforated Screens An input value for "Effective Openness Factor" has been added to the Shading Layer Library for perforated screens. At a future date, we will update the program to calculate this value automatically.

433

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Deflection Modeling Deflection Modeling It is now possible to model the effects of glass deflection in WINDOW 7. Glazing System Library The Glazing System Library is where the deflection modeling input values are entered. When the "Model Deflection" box is checked, a Deflection input box appears. When the Glazing System is calculated, two rows of results, one for the undeflected state and one for the deflected state, appear for Center of Glass Results, Temperature Data and Angular data. In addition, a Deflection tab appears, which shows the deflection of each glass layer and the resulting gap width for each gap. Glazing System Deflect Input There are two options for defining the deflection in a glazing system, by choosing from the "Input" pulldown list:

434

DOE-2 Input File From WINDOW  

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a DOE2 input file from WINDOW 5 Last update: 02012008 01:19 PM Creating a DOE-2 Input File for One Window In the WINDOW Window Library, which defines a complete window including...

435

Simulation and study of thermal performance of liquid desiccant cooling cycle configurations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Five configurations of a 3-ton liquid desiccant cooling cycle were simulated and analyzed on a digital computer. Algebraic equations were developed for the dry bulbtemperatures and humidity ratios at different locations in the systems and solved using a finite difference scheme. The simulations were done at steady state and standard ASHRAE indoor and outdoor conditions. The study compared thermal performance of these five system configurations consisting of a direct evaporative cooler, indirect evaporative cooler(s), liquid desiccant packed dehumidifying tower, and air-to-air heat exchanger. Constant effectiveness of 0.85 and 0.9 were assumed for the direct evaporative cooler and air-to-air heat exchanger respectively. The performance of these five cycles is judged by the thermal Coefficient of Performance (COP). The Sensible Heat Ratio (SHR) is used to quantify the ratio of sensible cooling provided to the total cooling done (sensible plus latent).

Dhir, Rajesh

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

ZeroEnergyWindow_1031.indd  

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Background and Performance Objective Background and Performance Objective Zero Energy Window Prototype HIGH PERFORMANCE WINDOW OF THE FUTURE T of 0.35 - 0.5 BTU/h-ft 2 -F to levels of 0.1 - 0.15 BTU/h-ft 2 -F. At the same time, the strategy for optimal control of solar gain varies with season and climate in the U.S. Rather than argue over a high or low solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), the year-round, all-climate solution is a variable SHGC that can

437

Yankee hood performance studies; The effect of air balance on thermal efficiency  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With today's ever-increasing production rates on tissue-grade machines, many mills experience a need to increase the contribution of Yankee hoods to drying. Until the cylinder is replaced, its contribution to drying is fixed at its maximum drying rate. Consequently, the hoods should be checked routinely to ensure that they run optimally. Most air systems are not gas-or oil-fired, in contrast to the original steam-heated designs. As a result, Yankee air systems are energy intensive. A proper hood balance ensures minimum thermal consumption, or optimum thermal efficiency. Thermal efficiency is defined as the Btu's consumed by the burner per pound of water evaporated by hood. A simple engineering survey, or system examination, allows the papermaker to verify hood performance and balance the air system. In this paper typical data from a such a survey are shown. These surveys can often lead to considerably savings in burner fuel.

Schukov, V. (Yankee Air Systems (US)); Wozny, J. (Enerquin Air Inc., Montreal, Quebec (CA))

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Thermal performance evaluation of the solargenics solar collector at outdoor conditions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Information contained within this report presents test procedures used during the performance of an evaluation program. The test program was conducted to obtain the following performance data and information on the solar collector. (1) Thermal performance data under outdoor conditions, (2) Structural behavior of collector under static conditions, and (3) Effects of long term exposure to material weathering elements. The Solargenics is a liquid, single-glazed, flat-plate collector. Approximate dimensions of each collector are 240 inches long, 36 inches wide, and 3.5 inches in depth.

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1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

High-R window technology development. Phase 2, Final report  

SciTech Connect

Of all building envelope elements, windows always have had the highest heat loss rates. However, recent advances in window technologies such as low-emissivity (low-E) coatings and low- conductivity gas fillings have begun to change the status of windows in the building energy equation, raising the average R-value (resistance to heat flow) from 2 to 4 h-ft{sup 2}-{degrees}F/Btu. Building on this trend and using a novel combination of low-E coatings, gas-fills, and three glazing layers, the authors developed a design concept for R-6 to R-10 ``super`` windows. Three major window manufacturers produced prototype superwindows based this design for testing and demonstration in three utility-sponsored and -monitored energy-conserving homes in northwestern Montana. This paper discusses the design and tested performance of these three windows and identifies areas requiring further research if these window concepts are to be successfully developed for mass markets.

Arasteh, D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Calcium fluoride window mounting  

SciTech Connect

A technique has been developed for joining a large calcium fluoride crystal to a stainless-steel flange by means of a silver transition ring. The process involves both vacuum brazing using a copper-silver alloy and air brazing using silver chloride. This paper describes the procedure used in fabricating a high-vacuum leak-tight calcium fluoride window assembly.

Berger, D.D.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Windows and lighting program  

SciTech Connect

More than 30% of all energy use in buildings is attributable to two sources: windows and lighting. Together they account for annual consumer energy expenditures of more than $50 billion. Each affects not only energy use by other major building systems, but also comfort and productivity -- factors that influence building economics far more than does direct energy consumption alone. Windows play a unique role in the building envelope, physically separating the conditioned space from the world outside without sacrificing vital visual contact. Throughout the indoor environment, lighting systems facilitate a variety of tasks associated with a wide range of visual requirements while defining the luminous qualities of the indoor environment. Windows and lighting are thus essential components of any comprehensive building science program. Despite important achievements in reducing building energy consumption over the past decade, significant additional savings are still possible. These will come from two complementary strategies: (1) improve building designs so that they effectively apply existing technologies and extend the market penetration of these technologies; and (2) develop advanced technologies that increase the savings potential of each application. Both the Windows and Daylighting Group and the Lighting System Research Group have made substantial contributions in each of these areas, and continue to do so through the ongoing research summarized here. 23 refs., 16 figs.

1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Window To The Stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present Window To The Stars, a graphical user interface to the popular TWIN single/binary stellar evolution code, for novices, students and professional astrophysicists. It removes the drudgery associated with the traditional approach to running the code, while maintaining the power, output quality and flexibility a modern stellar evolutionist requires. It is currently being used for cutting edge research and interactive teaching.

Robert G. Izzard; Evert Glebbeek

2006-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

443

Thermal Performance of Poly Alpha Olefin Nanofluid with Spherical and Non-spherical Nanoparticles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Research on nanofluids has been undertaken for several years because of the reported enhancements of thermal properties such as thermal conductivity and enhanced heat transfer performance in laminar flow. Nanofluid is the fluid where nanoparticles are dispersed in a base fluid. Thermal conductivity and viscosity are considered to be the most prominent factors in the efficient use of nanofluids. A change in thermal conductivity and viscosity also changes the convective heat transfer coefficient. Nanoparticles can be metallic or non-metallic and also can have different shapes. In this study, Poly-Alpha-Olefin (PAO) has been used as a base fluid with Alumina (Al2O3) nanoparticles. Poly-Alpha-Olefin is commonly used for engine lubrication in military applications and cooling in electronic and industrial devices. Several nanofluid samples were made by METSS Corp. in Ohio, USA using different dispersants, different base fluids and different morphology of alumina nanoparticles. The mass fraction of nanoparticles is from 2.5 to 20 percent. The thermal properties of each sample such as thermal conductivity and viscosity have been measured. Thermal conductivity of nanofluids and pure base fluids were both measured and the thermal conductivity enhancement has been calculated. Also, the heat transfer coefficient has been determined for laminar flow under constant heat flux conditions. Results indicate that all the tested nanofluids and base fluid samples show a Newtonian behavior. Among the nanofluid samples, NF-048, which contains non-spherical Alumina nanoparticles exhibits the greatest thermal conductivity enhancement when compared to pure PAO. Heat transfer tests were conducted with pure PAO and NF-048, and an enhancement in convective heat transfer coefficient was observed. The thermal conductivity of NF-048 increases with temperature, which is consistent with heat transfer results. Furthermore, the percentage enhancement in convective heat transfer coefficient was shown to increase non-linearly with the axial distance in the heat transfer section. NF-048 exhibits a lower Re (Reynolds number)*Ra (Rayleigh number) than pure PAO under laminar flow constant heat flux conditions indicating that nanoparticle morphology and composition are the two main factors responsible for convective heat transfer enhancement at low Reynolds number.

Park, Chan Hyun

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Vapor cooled lead and stacks thermal performance and design analysis by finite difference techniques  

SciTech Connect

Investigation of the combined thermal performance of the stacks and vapor-cooled leads for the Mirror Fusion Test Facility-B (MFTF-B) demonstrates considerable interdependency. For instance, the heat transfer to the vapor-cooled lead (VCL) from warm bus heaters, environmental enclosure, and stack is a significant additional heat load to the joule heating in the leads, proportionately higher for the lower current leads that have fewer current-carrying, counter flow coolant copper tubes. Consequently, the specific coolant flow (G/sec-kA-lead pair) increases as the lead current decreases. The definition of this interdependency and the definition of necessary thermal management has required an integrated thermal model for the entire stack/VCL assemblies. Computer simulations based on finite difference thermal analyses computed all the heat interchanges of the six different stack/VCL configurations. These computer simulations verified that the heat load of the stacks beneficially alters the lead temperature profile to provide added stability against thermal runaway. Significant energy is transferred through low density foam filler in the stack from warm ambient sources to the vapor-cooled leads.

Peck, S.D.; O' Loughlin, J.M.; Christensen, E.H.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW 6 Research Version  

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a copy of THERM 7 Beta Knowledge Base Release Notes Forum Documentation Get a copy of WINDOW 7.1 to accompany THERM 7 Beta -- NOTE: WINDOW 7.2 is not compatible with THERM 7.1....

446

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW 6 Research Version  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

a copy of THERM 7 Beta Knowledge Base Release Notes Forum Documentation Get a copy of WINDOW 7.1 to accompany THERM 7 Beta -- NOTE: WINDOW 7.0 is not compatible with THERM 7.1....

447

LBNL Window & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW 6 Research Version  

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Using Radiance in WINDOW 7 beta August 3rd, 2012 Last Updated: 08032012 This package will add the capability to generate basic Radiance images from within WINDOW. You need to...

448

SUPERGLASS. Engineering field tests - Phase 3. Production, market planning, and product evaluation for a high-thermal-performance insulating glass design utilizing HEAT MIRROR transparent insulation. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

HEAT MIRROR transparent window insulation consists of a clear polyester film two mils (.002'') thick with a thin, clear low-emissivity (.15) coating deposited on one side by state-of-the-art vacuum deposition processes. This neutral-colored invisible coating reflects long-wave infrared energy (heat). When mounted by being stretched with a 1/2'' air-gap on each side of the film, the resulting unit reduces heat loss by 60% compared to dual insulating glass. Southwall Corporation produces HEAT MIRROR transparent insulation and markets it to manufacturers of sealed insulating glass (I.G.) units and window and building manufacturers who make their own I.G. These companies build and sell the SUPERGLASS sealed glazing units. Units made and installed in buildings by six customers were visited. These units were located in many geographic regions, including the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, New England, Southeast, and West Coast. As much as could be obtained of their history was recorded, as was their current condition and performance. These units had been in place from two weeks to over a year. All of the units were performing thermally very well, as measured by taking temperature profiles through them and through adjacent conventional I.G. units. Some units had minor visual defects (attributed to I.G. assembly techniques) which are discussed in detail. Overall occupant acceptance was enthusiastically positive. In addition to saving energy, without compromise of optical quality or appearance, the product makes rooms with large glazing areas comfortable to be in in cold weather. All defects observed were present when built; there appears to be no in-field degradation of quality at this time.

Tilford, C L

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Thermal treatment effects on charge storage performance of graphene-based materials for supercapacitors  

SciTech Connect

Graphene materials were synthesized by reduction of exfoliated graphene oxide sheets by hydrazine hydrate and then thermally treated in nitrogen to improve the surface area and their electrochemical performance as electrical double-layer capacitor electrodes. The structural and surface properties of the prepared reduced graphite oxide (RGO) were investigated using atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction, and nitrogen adsorption / desorption. RGO forms a continuous network of crumpled sheets, which consist of numerous few-layer and single-layer graphenes. Electrochemical studies were conducted by cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, and galvanostatic charge-discharge measurements. The modified RGO materials showed enhanced electrochemical performance, with maximum specific capacitance of 96 F/g, energy density of 12.8 Wh/kg, and power density of 160 kW/kg. The results demonstrate that thermal treatment of RGO at selected conditions is a convenient and efficient method for improving specific capacitance, energy, and power density.

Zhang, Hongxin [ORNL; Bhat, Vinay V [ORNL; Gallego, Nidia C [ORNL; Contescu, Cristian I [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Analysis of annual thermal and moisture performance of radiant barrier systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes a project to model the annual thermal and moisture performance of radiant barrier systems installed in residential attics. A previously developed model for the thermal performance of attics with radiant barriers was modified to allow estimates of moisture condensation on the underside of radiant barriers that are laid directly on top of existing attic insulation. The model was partially validated by comparing its predictions of ceiling heat flows and moisture condensation with data and visual observations made during a field experiment with full-size houses near Knoxville, Tennessee. Since the model predictions were found to be in reasonable agreement with the experimental data, the models were used to estimate annual energy savings and moisture accumulation rates for a wide variety of climatic conditions. The models results have been used to identify locations where radiant barriers are cost effective and also where radiant barriers have potential for causing moisture problems. 58 refs., 20 figs., 32 tabs.

Wilkes, K.E.

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Analysis of annual thermal and moisture performance of radiant barrier systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes a project to model the annual thermal and moisture performance of radiant barrier systems installed in residential attics. A previously developed model for the thermal performance of attics with radiant barriers was modified to allow estimates of moisture condensation on the underside of radiant barriers that are laid directly on top of existing attic insulation. The model was partially validated by comparing its predictions of ceiling heat flows and moisture condensation with data and visual observations made during a field experiment with full-size houses near Knoxville, Tennessee. Since the model predictions were found to be in reasonable agreement with the experimental data, the models were used to estimate annual energy savings and moisture accumulation rates for a wide variety of climatic conditions. The model results have been used to identify locations where radiant barriers are cost effective and also where radiant barriers have potential for causing moisture problems. 58 refs., 20 figs., 32 tabs.

Wilkes, K.E. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Thermal and optical performance test results for compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs)  

SciTech Connect

The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the performance characteristics (thermal and optical) of a properly truncated CPC that could be used in two-stage solar thermal power generation systems. The CPCs selected for testing were the 5:1 cones with a 25{degree} acceptance angle and an untruncated concentration ratio of 5.6X. Experiments were carried out at the Advanced Components Test Facility of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Several cones of the same dimensions but with different shell materials, reflector surfaces, and employing various heat removal methods were tested. It has been demonstrated experimentally for the first time that the CPCs with high reflectivity surfaces can have optical efficiencies in the range of 90% and above. In order to verify those results, a computer ray-trace analysis was also performed. These tests have shown that passive cooling alone is adequate for small-scale, low-power systems.

Suresh, D.; O'Gallagher, J.; Winston, R. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Investigation on the prediction of thermal performance of compound parabolic concentrators  

SciTech Connect

The present paper focuses attention on the prediction of thermal performance of a compound parabolic concentrator for different values of insolation and mass flow rate of collector medium (water), under steady-state conditions. The analysis involves an iterative scheme and a method is proposed by which the absorber temperature, outlet temperature and glazing temperature can be predicted for given insolation and mass flow rate. 4 refs.

Hariprasad, C.R.; Natarajan, R.; Gupta, M.C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

LBNL Windows & Daylighting Software -- WINDOW Documentation  

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Release Notes Release Notes Updated: 11/07/11 History of COMFEN 3.1 Releases New Features Glazed Wall Assembly In addition to modeling individual windows, COMFEN now has the capability of modeling "Glazed Wall Assemblies" which allow you to specify the number of horizontal and vertical framing members, as well as their spacing, and the program automatically generates the facade. Click here for more details. Material Library COMFEN now has a Material Library, which can be used in the Wall Construction and Spandrel Libraries. See the User Manual for more details. Wall Library COMFEN now has a Wall Library which can be used to build up layers from the Material Library to define a wall. See the User Manual for more details. Spandrel Library COMFEN now has a Spandrel Library which can be used to build up layers from the Material Library to define a spandrel, including glass and glazing systems as the outer-most layers. See the User Manual for more details.

455

Thermal degradation of the performance of elastomeric bearings for seismic isolation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THERMAL ENERGY .THAT PRESERVES THE THERMAL ENERGY WITHIN THE BEARING FOR AIN LOCAL ACCUMULATION OF THERMAL ENERGY WHICH CAUSES LEAD TO

Shirazi, Ali

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Thermal and Electrical Performance Evaluation of PV/T Collectors in UAE.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Photovoltaic Thermal/Hybrid collectors are an emerging technology that combines PV and solar thermal collectors by producing heat and electricity simultaneously. In this paper, thermal… (more)

Kaya, Mustafa

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Thermal Impact of Fasteners in High-Performance Wood-Framed Walls: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Buildings are heavy consumers of energy, and residential building design is rapidly addressing topics to maximize energy conservation en route to net-zero energy consumption. Annual energy analysis of a building informs the choice among disparate energy measures, for cost, durability, occupant comfort, and whole-house energy use. Physics-based and empirical models of elements of a building are used in such analyses. High-performance wood-framed walls enable builders to construct homes that use much less than 40% of the energy consumed by similar homes built to minimum code. Modeling for these walls has considered physical features such as framing factor, insulation and framing properties, roughness and convective effects, and air leakage. The thermal effects of fasteners used to construct these walls have not been fully evaluated, even though their thermal conductivity is orders of magnitudes higher than that of other building materials. Drywall screws and siding nails are considered in this finite element thermal conductivity analysis of wall sections that represent wood-framed walls that are often used in high-performance homes. Nails and screws reduce even the best walls' insulating performance by approximately 3% and become increasingly significant as the framing factor increases.

Christensen, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Thermal Impact of Fasteners in High-Performance Wood-Framed Walls: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

Buildings are heavy consumers of energy, and residential building design is rapidly addressing topics to maximize energy conservation en route to net-zero energy consumption. Annual energy analysis of a building informs the choice among disparate energy measures, for cost, durability, occupant comfort, and whole-house energy use. Physics-based and empirical models of elements of a building are used in such analyses. High-performance wood-framed walls enable builders to construct homes that use much less than 40% of the energy consumed by similar homes built to minimum code. Modeling for these walls has considered physical features such as framing factor, insulation and framing properties, roughness and convective effects, and air leakage. The thermal effects of fasteners used to construct these walls have not been fully evaluated, even though their thermal conductivity is orders of magnitudes higher than that of other building materials. Drywall screws and siding nails are considered in this finite element thermal conductivity analysis of wall sections that represent wood-framed walls that are often used in high-performance homes. Nails and screws reduce even the best walls' insulating performance by approximately 3% and become increasingly significant as the framing factor increases.

Christensen, D.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Impacts of Soil and Pipe Thermal Conductivity on Performance of Horizontal Pipe in a Ground-source Heat Pump  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper the composition and thermal property of soil are discussed. The main factors that impact the soil thermal conductivity and several commonly-used pipe materials are studied. A model of heat exchanger with horizontal pipes of ground-source heat pump is developed. The impact of soil thermal conductivity and pipe thermal conductivity on the soil temperature field around the buried pipe, and the thermal performance of the heat exchanger are simulated. The simulation results show that with the increase of soil thermal conductivity, heat transfer quantity obviously increases, and the temperature of soil around pipe decrease under winter conditions. The temperature field varies relatively faster with thermal conductivity in the site nearer to the buried pipe. With the increase of pipe thermal conductivity, heat transfer quantity and the mean temperature of the buried pipe's outside surface all increase.

Song, Y.; Yao, Y.; Na, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Complex Thermal Storage Membrane Containing Bio-Based Phase Change Material (PCM)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Since 2000, an ORNL research team has been testing different configurations of PCM-enhanced building envelop components to be used in residential and commercial buildings. During 2009, a novel type of thermal storage membrane was evaluated for building envelope applications. Bio-based PCM was encapsulated between two layers of heavy-duty plastic film forming a complex array of small PCM cells. Today, a large group of PCM products are packaged in such complex PCM containers or foils containing arrays of PCM pouches of different shapes and sizes. The transient characteristics of PCM-enhanced building envelope materials depend on the quality and amount of PCM, which is very often difficult to estimate because of the complex geometry of many PCM heat sinks. The only widely used small-scale analysis method used to evaluate the dynamic characteristics of PCM-enhanced building products is the differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Unfortunately, this method requires relatively uniform, and very small, specimens of the material. However, in numerous building thermal storage applications, PCM products are not uniformly distributed across the surface area, making the results of traditional DSC measurements unrealistic for these products. In addition, most of the PCM-enhanced building products contain blends of PCM with fire retardants and chemical stabilizers. This combination of non-uniform distribution and non-homogenous composition make it nearly impossible to select a representative small specimen suitable for DSC tests. Recognizing these DSC limitations, ORNL developed a new methodology for performing dynamic heat flow analysis of complex PCM-enhanced building materials. An experimental analytical protocol to analyze the dynamic characteristics of PCM thermal storage makes use of larger specimens in a conventional heat-flow meter apparatus, and combines these experimental measurements with three-dimensional (3-D) finite-difference modeling and whole building energy simulations. Based on these dynamic tests and modeling, ORNL researchers then developed a simplified one-dimensional (1-D) model of the PCM-enhanced building component that can be easily used in whole-building simulations. This paper describes this experimental-analytical methodology as used in the analysis of an insulation assembly containing a complex array of PCM pouches. Based on the presented short example of whole building energy analysis, this paper describes step-by-step how energy simulation results can be used for optimization of PCM-enhanced building envelopes. Limited results of whole building energy simulations using the EnergyPlus program are presented as well.

Kosny, Jan [ORNL; Stovall, Therese K [ORNL; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL; Yarbrough, David W [ORNL

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum Window Glazings for Energy-Efficient Buildings : Summary Report.  

SciTech Connect

The technical feasibility of a patented, laser-welded, evacuated insulating window was studies. The window has two edge-sealed sheets of glass separated by 0.5-mm glass spheres spaced 30 mm apart in a regular array. A highly insulating frame is required and several designs were analyzed. The vacuum window's combination of high solar transmittance and low thermal conductance makes it superior to many other windows in cold climates. In the US Pacific Northwest, the vacuum window could save about 6 MJ of heating energy annually per square meter of window in comparison to conventional, double-glazed windows. A large, vacuum laser-welding facility was designed and installed to conduct glass welding experiments and to fabricate full-sized vacuum windows. Experiments confirmed the feasibility of laser-sealing glass in vacuum but identified two difficulties. Under some circumstances, bubbles of dissolved gases form during welding and weaken the seal. Glass also vaporizes and contaminates the laser beam steering mirror. A novel moving metal foil mirror was developed to circumvent the contamination problem, but is has not yet been used to complete welding experiments and fabricate full-sized vacuum windows. 63 refs., 53 figs., 19 tabs.

Benson, David K.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vacuum window glazings for energy-efficient buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The technical feasibility of a patented, laser-welded, evacuated insulating window was studied. The window has two edge-sealed sheets of glass separated by 0.5-mm glass spheres spaced 30 mm apart in a regular array. A highly insulating frame is required and several designs were analyzed. The vacuum window's combination of high solar transmittance and low thermal conductance makes it superior to many other windows in cold climates. In the US Pacific Northwest, the vacuum window could save about 6 MJ of heating energy annually per square meter of window in comparison to conventional, double-glazed windows. A large, vacuum laser-welding facility was designed and installed to conduct glass welding experiments and to fabricate full-sized vacuum windows. Experiments confirmed the feasibility of laser-sealing glass in vacuum but identified two difficulties. Under some circumstances, bubbles of dissolved gases form during welding and weaken the seal. Glass also vaporizes and contaminates the laser beam steering mirror. A novel moving metal foil mirror was developed to circumvent the contamination problem, but it has not yet been used to complete welding experiments and fabricate full-sized vacuum windows. 63 refs., 53 figs., 19 tabs.

Benson, D.K.; Smith, L.K.; Tracy, C.E.; Potter, T.; Christensen, C. (Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)); Soule, D.E. (Western Illinois Univ., Macomb, IL (USA))

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Windows Installation Information for EXPGUI  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in liveplot for example) can take 3-5 times longer in Windows than in ... display a plot, I get no plot (and possibly the DOS window disappears without ...

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Effects of regional insolation differences upon advanced solar thermal electric power plant performance and energy costs  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This study determines the performance and cost of four 10 MWe advanced solar thermal electric power plants sited in various regions of the continental United States. The solar plants are conceptualized to begin commercial operation in the year 2000. It is assumed that major subsystem performance will have improved substantially as compared to that of pilot plants currently operating or under construction. The net average annual system efficiency is therefore roughly twice that of current solar thermal electric power plant designs. Similarly, capital costs reflecting goals based on high-volume mass production that are considered to be appropriate for the year 2000 have been used. These costs, which are approximately an order of magnitude below the costs of current experimental projects, are believed to be achievable as a result of the anticipated sizeable solar penetration into the energy market in the 1990 to 2000 timeframe. The paraboloidal dish, central receiver, cylindrical parabolic trough, and compound parabolic concentrators comprise the advanced collector concepts studied. All concepts exhibit their best performance when sited in regional areas such as the sunbelt where the annual insolation is high. The regional variation in solar plant performance has been assessed in relation to the expected rise in the future cost of residential and commercial electricity in the same regions. A discussion of the regional insolation data base, a description of the solar systems performance and costs, and a presentation of a range for the forecast cost of conventional electricity by region and nationally over the next several decades are given.

Latta, A.F.; Bowyer, J.M.; Fujita, T.; Richter, P.H.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanolens Window Coatings for Daylighting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nanolens Window Coatings for Nanolens Window Coatings for Daylighting Kyle J. Alvine Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Kyle.alvine@pnnl.gov / (509) - 372 - 4475 April 4 th , 2013 Demonstration of the effect To develop a novel, low-cost window coating to double daylight penetration to offset lighting energy use 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: PNNL is developing a novel, low-cost window coating to redirect daylight deeper into buildings to significantly offset lighting energy.

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Nanolens Window Coatings for Daylighting  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Nanolens Window Coatings for Nanolens Window Coatings for Daylighting Kyle J. Alvine Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Kyle.alvine@pnnl.gov / (509) - 372 - 4475 April 4 th , 2013 Demonstration of the effect To develop a novel, low-cost window coating to double daylight penetration to offset lighting energy use 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: PNNL is developing a novel, low-cost window coating to redirect daylight deeper into buildings to significantly offset lighting energy.

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AttrActive Windows: Dynamic Windows for Digital Bulletin Boards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we describe AttrActive Windows, a novel interface for presenting live, interactive, multimedia content on a network of public, digital, bulletin boards. Implementing a paper flyer metaphor, AttrActive Windows are paper-like in appearance and are attached to a virtual corkboard by virtual pushpins. Windows can therefore appear in different orientations, creating an attractive, informal look. Attractive Windows can also have autonomous behaviors that are consistent with the corkboard metaphor, like fluttering in the wind. We describe the AttrActive Windows prototype, and offer the results of an initial evaluative user study.

Laurent Denoue; Les Nelson; Elizabeth Churchill

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A professor's life, simplified Windows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A professor's life, simplified Windows® 7 makes a professor's "technology life" easier. Now, using programs quickly. Windows Search finds virtually anything on your PC instantly­ files, photos, documents, even a buried e-mail. 2. Helps you get started faster Windows7 operating system is not tardy. It starts

Bernstein, Phil

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