Impact of Awnings on Cooling Loads
In August 2010, the three CCHT partners undertook a project to examine the impact of awnings on cooling loads. The awnings were installed on the South facing windows of one of the twin houses, and energy consumption, temperatures and lighting were compared. Results showed that awnings have the potential to reduce energy consumption for cooling on sunny days, with an expected seasonal savings of 401 kWh or 15% for the CCHT Experimental House.
Awnings on the CCHT Experimental House reduced cooling loads on sunny summer days.
ARCHIVED - Summer Shading Performance of Awnings at the Canadian Center for Housing Technology (PDF format, 2.0 MB)
Gusdorf, J.; Armstrong, M.M.; Szadkowski, F.; Sager, J.
Client Report. NRC Institute for Research in Construction
pp. 1-42. 2011-03-24.
ARCHIVED - Summer shading performance of awnings (PDF format, 235 KB)
Armstrong, M.M.; Gusdorf, J.; Laouadi, A.
Home Builder 24, (4)
pp. 12. 2011-07-01.
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