SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1980

Thermal Performance of Buildings and Building Envelope Systems: An Annotated Bibliography


A bibliography of published papers describing models, measurement techniques, apparatus, and data for the thermal performance of whole buildings and building envelope systems has been collected (aggregate energy consumption of whole buildings; performance of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning equipment; and solar technologies are not included). Summary descriptions of the content of each citation are provided. Measurements on whole buildings or on systems other than walls are sparse. However, new and recently completed measurement facilities are increasing these capabilities. Measurements under dynamic conditions are difficult to accomplish and few reliable data exist. Some analogs have been explored experimentally and analytically. Citations on analytical models are selective and concentrate on methodology that forms the basis of computer programs for whole-building energy analysis. Interesting future directions include new approaches to dynamic measurements, both in the laboratory and in the field, for envelope systems and for whole buildings.

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Carroll, WL
Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
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Developed by Committee: C16
Pages: 114–141
DOI: 10.1520/STP29270S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4786-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0794-6