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Analysis of improved fenestration for code-compliant residential buildings in hot and humid climates

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dc.contributor.advisor Haberl, Jeff S. en_US
dc.creator Mukhopadhyay, Jaya en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-30T23:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-30T23:23:36Z
dc.date.created 2005-08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006-10-30T23:23:36Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4162
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents an analysis of energy efficient residential windows in hot and humid climates. To accomplish this analysis, the use of accurate simulation tools such as DOE-2.1e is required, which incorporates the results from the WINDOW-5.2 simulation program to assess accurate fenestration performance. The thesis also investigates the use of optimal glazing types, which, for future applications, could be specified in the code to reduce annual net energy consumption to zero. Results show that combinations of low-E and double pane, clear-glazed windows, which are optimally shaded according to orientation are the best solution for lowering both annual energy consumption and peak electricity loads. The study also concludes that the method used to model fenestration in the simulation program plays an important role in accurately determining the effectiveness of the glazing option used. In this particular study, the use of the WINDOW-5.2 program is highly recommended especially for high performance windows (i.e., low-E glazing). Finally, a discussion on the incorporation of super high performance windows (i.e., super low-E, ultra low-E and dynamic / switchable glazing) into the IECC code concludes that these types of glazing strategies can reduce annual net energy use of the window to zero. Future work identified by this thesis includes a more extensive examination of the passive solar potential of high performance fenestration, and an examination of the appropriate methods for specifying these properties in future versions of the IECC code. This implies that future specifications for fenestration in the IECC code could aim for zero net annual energy consumption levels from residential fenestration. en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A&M University en_US
dc.subject Energy consumption en_US
dc.subject Code-compliance en_US
dc.title Analysis of improved fenestration for code-compliant residential buildings in hot and humid climates en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Architecture en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beltran, Liliana O. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Culp, Charles H. en_US
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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