Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-2852
Print ISSN : 1346-7581
Environmental Engineering
Research on the Reduction Effect of Transparent Glass on Cooling Power Energy Consumption
Research on the Reduction of Cooling and Heating Loads by Transparent Solar Heat Absorbing Glass Panels (Part 2)
Zhe CuiAkio Mizutani
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2016 Volume 15 Issue 3 Pages 651-658


Based on an experimental study, this paper discusses the savings obtained by various kinds of single-layer and double-layer glass panels on the cooling power consumption in the air-conditioning of buildings. Heat transfer coefficients are measured in order to evaluate the savings obtained. Results show that double-layer glass panels offer significantly larger savings compared to single-layer glass panels, and the flow of the air layer within the double-layer glass panels is not significantly helpful to improve the energy-saving effects. It is also found that the Low-E glass material has the greatest reduction effects.

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