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Thermal Performance of Unvented Attics in Hot-Dry Climates: Results from Building America

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Robert Hendron, Sara Farrar-Nagy, Ren Anderson

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401-3393

Paul Reeves

Partnership for Resource Conservation, 1221 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Ed Hancock

Mountain Energy Partnership, 815 Alpine Ave, #6 Boulder, CO 80304

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(2), 732-737 (May 04, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1687795 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised August 01, 2003; Online May 04, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Vented and unvented attic concepts
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Whole-house air infiltration during the summer test period in Las Vegas as measured by a tracer gas
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Attic temperatures during the summer test period in Las Vegas
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Annual cooling requirement versus duct leakage for Las Vegas test houses
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Inside and outside temperatures for Tucson prototype during a 3-day period of normal air conditioner operation
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Air-exchange rate for Tucson prototype during 3-day period of normal operation
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Comparison of cooling energy for vented and unvented attics in Phoenix, Arizona
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Comparison of cooling energy for vented and unvented attics in Sacramento, California
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Present value of cooling energy savings for unvented attics in several hot and mixed climates

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