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Selecting and Installing Energy-Efficient Windows to Improve Dwelling Sustainability

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dc.contributor.author Friedman, Avi es_ES
dc.contributor.author Matheson, Morgan es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-04T11:02:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-04T11:02:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/93922
dc.description.abstract [EN] Windows play a significant role in achieving comfort in buildings by letting in natural light, solar warmth, fresh air and permitting outdoor views. On the other hand, poor quality windows can be the source of overheating or unwanted infiltration or exfiltration of air. Quality windows, therefore, influence the dwelling’s energy consumption and consequently its sustainability. Heat losses through the building envelope can occur in any of three mechanisms: conduction, convection and radiation. In all cases, windows are the “weakest link”. As such, windows represent the most important investment in the construction or renovation of any dwelling. They are also highly variable in price, appearance and performance, making their selection an ambiguous and sometimes difficult process. This paper examines a window unit’s energy performance and provides guidelines for its selection, installation and integration into the home’s design. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof VITRUVIO - International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Windows es_ES
dc.subject Energy-efficient es_ES
dc.subject Heat loss es_ES
dc.subject Air leakage es_ES
dc.subject Condensation es_ES
dc.subject Glazing es_ES
dc.title Selecting and Installing Energy-Efficient Windows to Improve Dwelling Sustainability es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2018-01-04T10:31:24Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/vitruvio-ijats.2017.7687
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Friedman, A.; Matheson, M. (2017). Selecting and Installing Energy-Efficient Windows to Improve Dwelling Sustainability. VITRUVIO - International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability. 2(2):1-13. doi:10.4995/vitruvio-ijats.2017.7687 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/vitruvio-ijats.2017.7687 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 13 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 2
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 2444-9091


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