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Title: Measure Guideline: Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement

Abstract

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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
OSTI Identifier:
1060622
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102012-3633
KNDJ-0-40337-00
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by Building Science Corporation (BSC), Somerville, Massachusetts
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; WINDOW; U-VALUE; AIR LEAKAGE; WATER LEAKAGE; REPAIR; RETROFIT; REHABILITATION; CONDUCTANCE; STORM WINDOW; REPLACEMENT WINDOW; LOW-E; RESIDENTIAL; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings

Citation Formats

Baker, P. Measure Guideline: Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1060622.
Baker, P. Measure Guideline: Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement. United States. doi:10.2172/1060622.
Baker, P. Sat . "Measure Guideline: Window Repair, Rehabilitation, and Replacement". United States. doi:10.2172/1060622. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1060622.
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year = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2012},
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