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Comparative Service Life Assessment of Window Systems

Nigel P Howard and John C Burgess

The BRANZ research organisation investigated the environmental implications of 51 alternative archetype window and door systems commonly available in the Australian domestic market, and modelled their thermal performance for a wide range of Australian climates. The study considered the materials used, their production, manufacture and transport, operation and maintenance, durability and life-span and the heating or cooling energy needed to maintain comfort.

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windows, LCA, Cooling Degree Day (CDD), Degree day methodology, Heating Degree Day (HDD), Windows Energy Rating System (WERS)

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