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Title: Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes

Abstract

This report describes the experimental design and results of testing the energy performance of Hunter Douglas double-cell cellular shades under various control schemes in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Lab Homes. The results of both heating and cooling season experiments are presented, where testing is designed to assess the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) savings resulting from the thermal insulating properties as well as the automated and dynamic control strategies of shading devices. Control schemes tested include common “connected home” strategies where controls are integrated and coordinated between the window shading device, building thermostats, and external sensors.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Efficiency Solutions, LLC, Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1477792
Report Number(s):
PNNL-27663 Rev 1
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cellular shades; honeycomb shades; window attachments; energy efficient; Lab Homes; window coverings; dynamic shades; energy savings; PNNL lab homes; windows; residential windows

Citation Formats

Cort, Katherine A., McIntosh, Joshua A., Sullivan, Greg P., Ashley, Travis A., Metzger, Cheryn E., and Fernandez, Nicholas. Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1477792.
Cort, Katherine A., McIntosh, Joshua A., Sullivan, Greg P., Ashley, Travis A., Metzger, Cheryn E., & Fernandez, Nicholas. Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes. United States. doi:10.2172/1477792.
Cort, Katherine A., McIntosh, Joshua A., Sullivan, Greg P., Ashley, Travis A., Metzger, Cheryn E., and Fernandez, Nicholas. Thu . "Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes". United States. doi:10.2172/1477792. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477792.
@article{osti_1477792,
title = {Testing the Performance and Dynamic Control of Energy-Efficient Cellular Shades in the PNNL Lab Homes},
author = {Cort, Katherine A. and McIntosh, Joshua A. and Sullivan, Greg P. and Ashley, Travis A. and Metzger, Cheryn E. and Fernandez, Nicholas},
abstractNote = {This report describes the experimental design and results of testing the energy performance of Hunter Douglas double-cell cellular shades under various control schemes in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Lab Homes. The results of both heating and cooling season experiments are presented, where testing is designed to assess the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) savings resulting from the thermal insulating properties as well as the automated and dynamic control strategies of shading devices. Control schemes tested include common “connected home” strategies where controls are integrated and coordinated between the window shading device, building thermostats, and external sensors.},
doi = {10.2172/1477792},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}