Architectural window design and energy efficiency: Impacts on heating, cooling and lighting needs in Finnish climates
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|Journal||Journal of Building Engineering|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 17 Oct 2019|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Window energy efficiency in the studied cases was found to be primarily about controlling solar heat gain. Geographic location changed not only energy consumption directly, but also the individual variables’ impact on it and each other. The results indicate that cooling can be a significant factor even in cold climates, and that energy efficiency should always be evaluated using local weather data as well as sufficient design detail. Most properties affected each other significantly, highlighting a need for a comprehensive approach in both research and design practice and allowing evaluating previous studies comprising fewer variables.