Chen, Y.; Hou, Q.; Xie, H.; Chan, W.
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The 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings IAQVEC 2007, Oct. 28 - 31 2007, Sendai, Japan

The energy performance of solar-control film on single window glass is analyzed through in-siteexperiment measurement. The solar optical properties and the heat transfer characteristics of theglazing with solar-control film are discussed in detail. An experiment was carried out to compare theenergy consumption and day lighting level between two hotel guest rooms with and without solarcontrolfilm. The theoretical and experimental results have a good agreement in the energy saved bysolar-control film. It is suggested that solar-control film is a simple and effective method to cut downthe energy use in central-south and the other areas where solar radiation is intensive in summer.