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Title: Energy measurements of single-family houses with attics containing radiant barriers

Abstract

A national laboratory has tested radiant barriers in attics of three unoccupied research houses, which are located near Knoxville, Tennessee. The prime purpose of the testing was to determine the interaction, if any, between two types of radiant barriers, horizontal (barrier laid on top of attic insulation) and truss (barrier attached to underside of roof trusses), and three levels of fiberglass-batt attic insulation, R-11, R-19, and R-30. Testing of radiant barriers with R-19 fiberglass-batt attic insulation was done at the houses in the summer of 1985 and in the winter of 1985-86. The R-11 and R-30 testing was done in the summer of 1986. These results showed that horizontal barriers were more effective than truss barriers in reducing house cooling and heating loads.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Div., Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge, TN (US)
OSTI Identifier:
6424763
Report Number(s):
CONF-870620-
Journal ID: CODEN: ASHTA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
ASHRAE Trans.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93:2; Conference: Annual meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Nashville, TN, USA, 28 Jun 1987; Other Information: Technical Paper 3065
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ATTICS; THERMAL INSULATION; PERFORMANCE; COOLING LOAD; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FIBERGLASS; HOUSES; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; THERMAL EFFICIENCY; BUILDINGS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY TRANSFER; HEAT TRANSFER; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; 320107* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Systems- (1987-)

Citation Formats

Levins, W P, and Karnitz, M A. Energy measurements of single-family houses with attics containing radiant barriers. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Levins, W P, & Karnitz, M A. Energy measurements of single-family houses with attics containing radiant barriers. United States.
Levins, W P, and Karnitz, M A. Mon . "Energy measurements of single-family houses with attics containing radiant barriers". United States.
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abstractNote = {A national laboratory has tested radiant barriers in attics of three unoccupied research houses, which are located near Knoxville, Tennessee. The prime purpose of the testing was to determine the interaction, if any, between two types of radiant barriers, horizontal (barrier laid on top of attic insulation) and truss (barrier attached to underside of roof trusses), and three levels of fiberglass-batt attic insulation, R-11, R-19, and R-30. Testing of radiant barriers with R-19 fiberglass-batt attic insulation was done at the houses in the summer of 1985 and in the winter of 1985-86. The R-11 and R-30 testing was done in the summer of 1986. These results showed that horizontal barriers were more effective than truss barriers in reducing house cooling and heating loads.},
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