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Title: Energy efficient window and skylight assemblies

Abstract

A totally self-contained apparatus is described for use as a window or skylight assembly, and adapted for simultaneously controlling the amount of both sunlight and air admitted into a building. The apparatus consists of: a head member and a sill member; a first sheet of material through which sunlight can pass, the first sheet of material forming a major portion of the exterior surface of the apparatus and being mounted between the head and sill members; a second sheet of material through which sunlight can pass, the second sheet of material being spaced from the first sheet of material the second sheet of material forming a major portion of the interior surface of the window apparatus and being mounted between the head and sill members; first and second window jams positioned between the first and second sheets of material and extending from the head member to the sill member so as to form an essentially enclosed air flow channel; means, positioned in the air flow channel, for regulating the amount of sunlight passing through the apparatus; and ventilation means for directing air through the air flow channel, and comprising a motor-driven fan mounted within the air flow channel at onemore » end thereof so as to circulate air through the air flow channel together with a plurality of apertures disposed in the head and sill members for placing the air flow channel in communication with the interior and exterior of the building and means for selectively opening and closing the apertures whereby air may selectively flow from one of (a) the outside to the inside of the building, (b) from the inside to the outside of the building, (c) from the inside of the building through the air flow channel and back to the inside of the building and (d) from the outside of the building through the air flow channel and back to the outside of the building.« less

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5703887
Patent Number(s):
US 4577619
Assignee:
NOV; EDB-86-108855
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 8 Sep 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; BUILDINGS; WINDOWS; DESIGN; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; AIR FLOW; BLOWERS; MOTORS; POSITIONING; SHEETS; SKYLIGHTS; SOLAR RADIATION; VENTILATION SYSTEMS; EFFICIENCY; FLUID FLOW; GAS FLOW; OPENINGS; RADIATIONS; STELLAR RADIATION; 320100* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Buildings

Citation Formats

Howe, Jr, W C. Energy efficient window and skylight assemblies. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Howe, Jr, W C. Energy efficient window and skylight assemblies. United States.
Howe, Jr, W C. Tue . "Energy efficient window and skylight assemblies". United States.
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title = {Energy efficient window and skylight assemblies},
author = {Howe, Jr, W C},
abstractNote = {A totally self-contained apparatus is described for use as a window or skylight assembly, and adapted for simultaneously controlling the amount of both sunlight and air admitted into a building. The apparatus consists of: a head member and a sill member; a first sheet of material through which sunlight can pass, the first sheet of material forming a major portion of the exterior surface of the apparatus and being mounted between the head and sill members; a second sheet of material through which sunlight can pass, the second sheet of material being spaced from the first sheet of material the second sheet of material forming a major portion of the interior surface of the window apparatus and being mounted between the head and sill members; first and second window jams positioned between the first and second sheets of material and extending from the head member to the sill member so as to form an essentially enclosed air flow channel; means, positioned in the air flow channel, for regulating the amount of sunlight passing through the apparatus; and ventilation means for directing air through the air flow channel, and comprising a motor-driven fan mounted within the air flow channel at one end thereof so as to circulate air through the air flow channel together with a plurality of apertures disposed in the head and sill members for placing the air flow channel in communication with the interior and exterior of the building and means for selectively opening and closing the apertures whereby air may selectively flow from one of (a) the outside to the inside of the building, (b) from the inside to the outside of the building, (c) from the inside of the building through the air flow channel and back to the inside of the building and (d) from the outside of the building through the air flow channel and back to the outside of the building.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {3}
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