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Title: Window performance in extreme cold
Authors: Flanders, Stephen N.
Buska, J. S.
Barrett, S. A.
Keywords: Air flow
Life cycle costs
Military facilities
Cold regions
Thermal insulation
Issue Date: Dec-1982
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 82-38.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Extreme cold causes heavy buildup of frost, ice and condensation on many windows. It also increases the incentive for improving the airtightness of windows against heat loss. Our study shows that tightening specifications for Alaskan windows to permit only 30% of the air leakage allowed by current American airtightness standards is economically attractive. We also recommend triple glazing in much of Alaska to avoid window icing in homes and barracks. We base our conclusions on a two-year field study of Alaskan military bases that included recording humidity and temperature data, observing moisture accumulation on windows and measuring airtightness with a fan pressurization device.
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