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Abstract

The internal heat gains from solar radiation in two unoccupied isolated houses resulting from external climatic factors were recorded over a two year period at Oakpark Research Centre, Carlow, Ireland. Different recording regimes were undertaken with altered site characteristics mostly windbreaks. Using the monitored data, regression models for each regime were generated which related internal ambient temperature to the external climatic parameters. A model was developed to withstand the difficulties imposed by short monitoring periods and these regression models were used to predict internal temperatures for a standard reference year. Thus resulting energy saving for different site characteristics were estimated. The savings due to the erection of a windbreak were in the region of 5 % to 10 % and the savings from the use of a standard low energy house was about 70 % over a basic house. The possible implications of these savings for Ireland and Europe are outlined.

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Authors: O'FARRELL F, AN FORAS TALUNTAIS HEADQUARTERS, DUBLIN (IRELAND);LYONS G, AN FORAS TALUNTAIS HEADQUARTERS, DUBLIN (IRELAND);LYNSKEY G AN FORAS TALUNTAIS HEADQUARTERS, DUBLIN (IRELAND), AN FORAS TALUNTAIS HEADQUARTERS, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9238 EN (1984) MF, 250 P., BFR 360, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1250, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989122090800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en