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Evaluation of thermal and energy performance of spectral selective absorbing film using outdoor measurements in cold climate

Abstract

The spectral selective absorbing film is suitable for the renovation of windows and curtain walls of existing buildings to improve building energy efficiency due to special optical and thermal properties. The thermal and energy performance of the spectral selective absorbing film strongly depends on the environmental conditions, but the present performance study is mostly focused on moderate or warm climate conditions. In this paper, the thermal and energy performances of the spectral selective absorbing film in a cold climate region were investigated by the temperature test chambers installing spectral selective absorbing film glass and normal glass, exposed outdoor to acquire the air temperature and calculate the energy consumption. The results show that the spectral selective absorbing film can not only not increase the heating energy load in winter, but also significantly reduce the cooling energy load in summer. Furthermore, it can be predicted that the annual energy loads can be reduced when using the spectral selective absorbing film in a cold climate region. In addition, the heating energy-saving performance of spectral selective absorbing films in the residential building is more effective than in the office building.

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Zhu, S., Chen, X. & Chen, T. Evaluation of thermal and energy performance of spectral selective absorbing film using outdoor measurements in cold climate . Arab J Geosci 14, 1672 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-08093-0

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Keywords

  • Spectral selective absorbing film
  • Building energy consumption
  • Thermal insulation
  • Energy performance
  • Glazing system