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# Part 1. Load Estimating | Chapter 4.

## Solar Heat Gain Thru Glass

Thermopane windows have no sash; therefore, sash area correction = 1/.85 (bottom Table 15). In this example, of the window is covered with the venetian blind and is not; therefore, the solar heat gain factor equals of the overall factor + of the glass factor. Factor for drawn = (3/4.52)+(1/4.80) (Table 16) = .59 .59 Solar heat gain = 164 .85 = 114 Btu/ (hr) (sq ft). Example 4-Peak Solar Heat Gain thru Solex R Glass Given: West exposure, 40 North latitude Solex R glass in steel sash, double hung window

Find:

Peak solar heat gain. Solution: By inspection of Table 15 the boxed boldface value for peak solar heat gain, occurring at 4:00 p.m. on July 23 = 164 Btu/(hr) (sq ft). Steel sash window correction = 1/.85 (bottom Table 15). Solex R glass absorbs 50.9% of the solar heat (footnotes to Table 16) which places this glass in the 48% to 56% absorbing range. From Table 16, the factor = .73. Solar heat gain =164x.73 .85 = 141 Btu/(hr) (sq ft)

TABLE 16-OVER-ALL FACTORS FOR SOLAR HEAT GAIN THRU GLASS WITH AND WITHOUT SHADING DEVICES* Apply Factors to Table 15 Outdoor wind velocity, 5 mph-Angle of incidence, 30 Shading devices fully covering window
GLASS FACTOR NO SHADE ORDINARY GLASS REGULAR PLATE (1/4 inch) HEAT ABSORBING GLASS 40 to 48% Absorbing 48 to 56% Absorbing 56 to 70% Absorbing DOUBLE PANE Ordinary Glass Regular Plate 48 to 56% Absorbing outside; Ordinary Glass inside. 48 to 56% Absorbing outside; Regular Plate inside. TRIPLE PANE Ordinary Glass Regular Plate PAINTED GLASS Light Color Medium Color Dark Color STAINED GLASS Amber Color Dark Red Dark Blue Dark Green Greyed Green Light Opalescent Dark Opalescent 1.00 .94 .80 .73 .62 .90 .80 .52 .50 .83 .69 .28 .39 .50 .70 .56 .60 .32 .46 .43 .37 INSIDE VENETIAL BLIND* 45 horiz. or vertical or ROLLER SHADE Light Medium Dark Color Color Color .56 .56 .56 .53 .51 .54 .52 .36 .36 .48 .47 .65 .65 .62 .59 .54 .61 .59 .39 .39 .56 .52 .75 .74 .72 .62 .56 .67 .65 .43 .43 .64 .57 OUTSIDE OUTSIDE SHADING VENETIAN BLIND SCREEN 45 horiz. slats 17 horiz. slats Light on Light Outside Medium** Dark Color Dark on Color Color Inside .15 .13 .22 .15 .14 .12 .21 .14 .12 .11 .10 .14 .12 .10 .10 .12 .10 .11 .10 .10 .12 .11 .10 .10 .11 .10 .18 .16 .14 .20 .18 .11 .11 .18 .15 .12 .11 .10 .14 .12 .10 .10 .12 .10 OUTSIDE AWNING vent. sides & top Light Med. or Color Dark Color .20 .25 .19 .24 .16 .15 .12 .18 .16 .10 .10 .16 .14 .20 .18 .16 .22 .20 .13 .12 .20 .17