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09 January 2014

IPCC Report Climate change 2014: Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability, see 

Ph.D thesis on summer comfort, Flanders-Belgium, December 2013
"Design support for energy efficiency and summer comfort of dwellings in early design phases: A framework for a design tool adapted to the architects' practice in Flanders", PhD thesis by Lieve Weijtjens - Download

The U.S. BTO-Building Technologies Office energy performance program
The U.S. BTO announced up to $1.6 million in new funding to develop a program to rate and certify the energy performance of both residential and commercial window attachments.

Initial analyses by the U.S. Department of Energy and the window covering industry suggested that window coverings - blinds, shades, curtains, and awnings - could save significant energy at low cost. The report -"Residential windows and window coverings: a detailed view"- characterizes the installed base of windows and of window coverings, and how users operate window coverings in order to enable precise quantification of energy savings. The research will be an essential step toward establishing a voluntary energy performance labeling program for window coverings. With the energy performance data and the associated label, consumers and building professionals will be enabled to make comparisons among products easily, and so further encouraging the installation of energy-efficient window attachments.

See- https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId50d43092-c054-40e2-bcc4-43622cd92ace

The report is to be found on http://www.es-so.com/information/publications/national

The Technology Roadmap: Energy Efficient Building Envelopes, a publication of the International Energy Agency, December 2013.
The IEA - recent report analyses emerging technologies that improve the building envelope - which includes walls, windows, doors, the roof and floors - like high-performance "thin" insulation, triple-glazed low-e windows, dynamic solar control and better air sealing ...

Download the presentation here
And the report here

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