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Window opening in houses: an estimate of the reasons and magnitude of the energy wasted.

Brundrett G.W., 1975
window | window opening | energy losses | house | humidity | occupancy effects
Bibliographic info: U.K. Electricity Council Research Centre ECRC/M801, March 1975
Languages: English

Detailed analysis of actual space heating requirements shows a much higher consumption in mild weather than predicted. Attributes this mainly to casual window opening, which accounts for 30% of total energy used. This factor will be greater in well-insulated houses where ventilation loss is proportionately greater. Examination of motives for window opening suggests high humidity levels are most likely. The trend to man-made fibres in soft furnishings with low moisture storage capacity accentuates humidity problem.

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