Improving information technology to maximize fenestration energyefficiency

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Improving software for the analysis of fenestration product energy efficiency and developing related information technology products that aid in optimizing the use of fenestration products for energy efficiency are essential steps toward ensuring that more efficient products are developed and that existing and emerging products are utilized in the applications where they will produce the greatest energy savings. Given the diversity of building types and designs and the climates in the U.S., no one fenestration product or set of properties is optimal for all applications. Future tools and procedures to analyze fenestration product energy efficiency will need to both accurately ... continued below

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Arasteh, Dariush; Mitchell, Robin; Kohler, Christian; Huizenga,Charlie & Curcija, Dragan June 6, 2001.

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Improving software for the analysis of fenestration product energy efficiency and developing related information technology products that aid in optimizing the use of fenestration products for energy efficiency are essential steps toward ensuring that more efficient products are developed and that existing and emerging products are utilized in the applications where they will produce the greatest energy savings. Given the diversity of building types and designs and the climates in the U.S., no one fenestration product or set of properties is optimal for all applications. Future tools and procedures to analyze fenestration product energy efficiency will need to both accurately analyze fenestration product performance under a specific set of conditions and to look at whole fenestration product energy performance over the course of a yearly cycle and in the context of whole buildings. Several steps have already been taken toward creating fenestration product software that will provide the information necessary to determine which details of a fenestration product's design can be improved to have the greatest impact on energy efficiency, what effects changes in fenestration product design will have on the comfort parameters that are important to consumers, and how specific fenestration product designs will perform in specific applications. Much work remains to be done, but the energy savings potential justifies the effort. Information is relatively cheap compared to manufacturing. Information technology has already been responsible for many improvements in the global economy--it can similarly facilitate many improvements in fenestration product energy efficiency.

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  • Performance of Exterior Envelopes of WholeBuildings VIII, Clearwater Beach, FL, December 2-7,2001

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  • Report No.: LBNL--48147
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 861179
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Arasteh, Dariush; Mitchell, Robin; Kohler, Christian; Huizenga,Charlie & Curcija, Dragan. Improving information technology to maximize fenestration energyefficiency, article, June 6, 2001; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc787976/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.