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Performance of High-Performance Glazing in IECC Compliant Building Simulation Model
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Current specifications for glazing in the 2000 IECC code adopted by Texas imply the use of low-E glazing. However, the trends in the development of highperformance glazing technology indicate that windows have the potential to provide net positive energy benefits making it inevitable for future versions of the IECC to incorporate high-performance glazing. This study examines the performance of a number of such glazing options when incorporated in the IECC compliant residential building. The results show that in some cases the resultant energy consumption obtained from installing high-performance windows was lower than the energy consumption of a base-case windowless house (Approximately 6% total energy savings, and 40% heating).
Mukhopadhyay, J.; Haberl, J. S. (2006). Performance of High-Performance Glazing in IECC Compliant Building Simulation Model. IBPSA-USA (http://www.ibpsa.us). Available electronically from