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Title: Evaluation of Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes

Abstract

This report examines the energy performance of cellular shade window coverings in a matched pair of all-electric, factory-built “Lab Homes” located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus in Richland, Washington. The 1500-square-foot homes were identical in construction and baseline performance, which allowed any difference in energy and thermal performance between the baseline home and the experimental home to be attributed to the retrofit technology installed in the experimental home. To assess the performance of high efficiency window attachments in a residential retrofit application, the building shell air leakage, energy use, and interior temperatures of each home were compared during the 2015 -2016 winter heating and summer cooling seasons. Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Trielle™ opaque honeycomb “cellular” shades were installed over double-pane clear-glass, aluminum-frame primary windows in the experimental home and were compared to identical primary windows with no window coverings and with standard typical white vinyl horizontal blind window coverings in the baseline home.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1379449
Report Number(s):
PNNL-24857 Rev. 2
453040310
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; cellular shades; energy-efficiency; PNNL lab homes; window coverings; window attachments

Citation Formats

Petersen, Joseph M., Sullivan, Greg, Cort, Katherine A., Metzger, Cheryn E., and Merzouk, Massine. Evaluation of Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1379449.
Petersen, Joseph M., Sullivan, Greg, Cort, Katherine A., Metzger, Cheryn E., & Merzouk, Massine. Evaluation of Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. United States. doi:10.2172/1379449.
Petersen, Joseph M., Sullivan, Greg, Cort, Katherine A., Metzger, Cheryn E., and Merzouk, Massine. Tue . "Evaluation of Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes". United States. doi:10.2172/1379449. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1379449.
@article{osti_1379449,
title = {Evaluation of Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes},
author = {Petersen, Joseph M. and Sullivan, Greg and Cort, Katherine A. and Metzger, Cheryn E. and Merzouk, Massine},
abstractNote = {This report examines the energy performance of cellular shade window coverings in a matched pair of all-electric, factory-built “Lab Homes” located on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus in Richland, Washington. The 1500-square-foot homes were identical in construction and baseline performance, which allowed any difference in energy and thermal performance between the baseline home and the experimental home to be attributed to the retrofit technology installed in the experimental home. To assess the performance of high efficiency window attachments in a residential retrofit application, the building shell air leakage, energy use, and interior temperatures of each home were compared during the 2015 -2016 winter heating and summer cooling seasons. Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Trielle™ opaque honeycomb “cellular” shades were installed over double-pane clear-glass, aluminum-frame primary windows in the experimental home and were compared to identical primary windows with no window coverings and with standard typical white vinyl horizontal blind window coverings in the baseline home.},
doi = {10.2172/1379449},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}

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