Title

Simulation and Evaluation of Passive Energy Technology in Residential Space

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Publication Title

Energy Sources

Volume

17

Issue

2

First page number:

153

Last page number:

160

Abstract

Comparisons are presented of predictions from a reasonably complete computer model simulating the heat transfer in residential spaces to actual measurements taken from a room space configured with two passive energy-conserving technologies: radiant barrier insulation and highly reflective ceramic paint. Closely correlated temperature responses are presented in comparative graphs validating the model as a quantitative design tool for use in previewing the merits of these new technology products. Energy usage data from a model home is included that indicates cost recovery in less than one year and supports the use of the energy-saving technologies.

Keywords

Ceramic coatings; Computer simulation; Energy conservation; Heat – Transmission; Heat transfer model; Insulation (Heat); Radiant barrier insulations; Residential utility cost savings

Disciplines

Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00908319508946075

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