EBC Annex 12 Windows and Fenestration

 

Status: Completed (1982-1986)

Operating Agent: Mr H A L van Dijk, Institute of Applied Physics, TPD TNO-TH, Netherlands

 

Summary

The advent of higher energy costs has provided the incentive for introducing substantial technological improvements in window design, in order to minimise heat losses from the building while maintaining the multi-functional character of the window.

This project provided for architects and manufacturers as well as researchers a comprehensive guide to actual or calculated window performances and to the terminology and test procedures applicable to window properties. It also clarified the major interactions between window properties and building design from the point of view of the energy consumption of the building.

Four comprehensive reports of this project deal primarily with window physics and the influence of window type, size and orientation on the energy consumption of buildings. Lighting, thermal comfort and other energy-related aspects are included where relevant to heating. cooling or lighting equipment.

Participants: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, UK, USA

 

Publications

Comparison of Six Simulation Codes: DEROB, DYWON, PASSIM, DOE-2.1C, SERI-RES and HELIOS1
Frank T, Puentener T W (eds.)
Switzerland, Dübendorf, EMPA, Section Building Physics, January 1987, 104pp
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Windows and Space Heating Requirements: Parameter Studies Leading to a Simplified Calculation Method
van Dijk H A L, Arkesteijn C A M
Netherlands, TNO Instititute of Applied Physics, TPD, December 1987, 131pp
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The State of the Art in Existing Windows and New Window Designs: A Survey from Eight Countries
van Dijk H A L (ed.)
Netherlands, Delft, TNO Institute of Applied Physics, September 1986, 34pp
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Calculation of Seasonal Heat Loss and Gain through Windows: a Comparison of Some Simplified Models
van Dijk H A L (eds.)
Netherlands, Delft, TNO Institute of Applied Physics, September 1986, 58pp
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Building Regulations, Standards and Codes Concerning Thermal and Solar Performance of Windows: A Survey of Eight Countries
van Dijk H A L (ed.)
Netherlands, Delft, TNO Institute of Applied Physics, September 1986, 38pp
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Thermal and Solar Properties of Windows: Expert Guide
van Dijk H A L, Knorr K T (eds.)
Netherlands, Delft, TNO Institute of Applied Physics, December 1987, 300pp
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Thermal Transmission Through Windows: Selected Examples to Illustrate the Need for a More Standardized Approach
H A L van Dijk (ed.)
Netherlands, Delft, TNO Institute of Applied Physics, December 1987, 55 pp.
Out of Print

Sensitivity Studies on Windows and Energy Consumption. National Reports
Out of Print