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Net Energy Analysis of Double Glazing for Residential Buildings in Temperate Climates

Matthews, Troy and Treloar, Graham 2001, Net Energy Analysis of Double Glazing for Residential Buildings in Temperate Climates, Structural survey, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 201-208, doi: 10.1108/EUM0000000005839.

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Title Net Energy Analysis of Double Glazing for Residential Buildings in Temperate Climates
Author(s) Matthews, Troy
Treloar, Graham
Journal name Structural survey
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 201
End page 208
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication West Yorkshire, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0263-080X
Keyword(s) Australia
energy management
Summary Energy used in buildings is a major contributor to Australia’s energy consumption and associated environmental impacts. The advent of complex glazing systems such as double glazing, particularly in northern America and Europe, has partially closed a weak thermal link in the building envelope. In milder climates, however, building envelope features may not be as effective in life cycle energy terms, i.e. including the embodied energy of their manufacture. A net energy analysis compares the savings in operational energy to the additional requirements for embodied energy, in terms of the energy payback period and energy return on investment. The effectiveness of double glazing is determined for an Australian residential building. A wide range of building operation regimes was simulated. These results support the principle of installing double glazing in residential buildings in Melbourne, Australia, at least in terms of net primary energy savings.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/EUM0000000005839
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, MCB University Press
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