Residential Windows A Guide to New Techonologies and Energy Performance

ISBN-10: 0393732258
ISBN-13: 9780393732252
Edition: 3rd 2007
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The authoritative guide for homeowners and builders, updated and expanded, with new photographs and diagrams. This guide provides all the information necessary to evaluate windows and make intelligent choices. It includes revised energy-performance and cost information for more locations; advances in emerging technologies; revised and expanded sections on comfort, durability, and life-cycle performance; new information on window installation methods, building codes, and impact-resistant windows; and much more. Illustrated.

John Carmody, professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota, has coauthored ten books, including Window Systems for High Performance Buildings.

Stephen Selkowitz, who holds degrees in physics and environmental design, directs Windows and Daylight Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Lisa Heschong is an architect, a partner of the Heschong Mahone Group, an architectural research firm, and the author of Thermal Delight in Architecture.

Acknowledgments
A Guide to Using This Book
Introduction to Windows in Residential Buildings
A Short History of Windows
Technological Improvements Today
The Impact of High Performance Windows
The Sustainable Building Movement
Building Energy Codes and Voluntary Programs
Window Selection
A Step-by-Step Guide to Selecting Energy-Efficient Windows
Windows Properties
Appearance
Energy Performance
Human Factors
Technical Properties
Window Glazing Materials
Properties of Glazing Materials Related to Radiant Energy Transfer 29
Basic Glazing Materials
Glazing Technology Used in Residential Construction
Performance Comparison of Different Glazing Types
Comparing Skylight Performance
Emerging and Future Developments
The Complete Window Assembly
Window Sash Operation
Frame Materials
Performance Comparison of Different Frame Types
Window Installation
Design Implications with Energy-Efficient Windows
Providing Views
Providing Daylight
Providing Fresh Air
Decreasing Summer Heat Gain
Decreasing Winter Heat Loss
Providing Winter Solar Heat Gain
Energy Performance and Cost Considerations
Energy Performance Considerations
Northern Zone-Mostly Heating
North/Central Zone-Heating and Cooling
South/Central Zone-Heating and Cooling
Southern Zone-Mostly Cooling
Cost Considerations
Energy Performance Calculation Assumptions
Overview of the NFRC Program
Specifying Product Performance
Resources
Codes and Standards
Glossary
References
Index

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