Window Heat Gain

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Calculates the solar heat gain through vertical windows in temperate latitudes. Screen Shots

Keywords

Solar, window, energy

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

None.

Users

Few (new program).

Audience

Architects, energy analysts.

Input

Location, window characteristics, ground characteristics.

Output

Daily/monthly heat gain through window.

Computer Platform

Web

Programming Language

JavaScript

Strengths

Allows default locations/windows/surfaces or custom user data. Incorporates lots of ASHRAE SHGF data that is otherwise burdensome to deal with.

Weaknesses

Only works for windows facing close to due north, south, east, or west. Doesn't address conductive losses or shading.

Contact

Company:

Sustainable By Design

Address:

3631 Bagley Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98103
United States

Telephone:

+1 (206) 925-9290

Facsimile:

+1 (877) 684-0797

E-mail:

christopher@susdesign.com

Website:

http://www.susdesign.com/windowheatgain

Availability

Available at http://www.susdesign.com/windowheatgain, distributed as shareware ($10 for personal users, $25 for commercial users).