High Performance Window Retrofit

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the ... continued below

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Shrestha, Som S; Hun, Diana E & Desjarlais, Andre Omer December 1, 2013.

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Traco partnered to develop high-performance windows for commercial building that are cost-effective. The main performance requirement for these windows was that they needed to have an R-value of at least 5 ft2 F h/Btu. This project seeks to quantify the potential energy savings from installing these windows in commercial buildings that are at least 20 years old. To this end, we are conducting evaluations at a two-story test facility that is representative of a commercial building from the 1980s, and are gathering measurements on the performance of its windows before and after double-pane, clear-glazed units are upgraded with R5 windows. Additionally, we will use these data to calibrate EnergyPlus models that we will allow us to extrapolate results to other climates. Findings from this project will provide empirical data on the benefits from high-performance windows, which will help promote their adoption in new and existing commercial buildings. This report describes the experimental setup, and includes some of the field and simulation results.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2013/560
  • Grant Number: DE-AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/1122690 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1122690
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc871790

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  • December 1, 2013

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Shrestha, Som S; Hun, Diana E & Desjarlais, Andre Omer. High Performance Window Retrofit, report, December 1, 2013; [Tennessee]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc871790/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.