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Berkeley Lab WINDOW

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Calculates thermal performance of fenestration products; the heat transfer analysis method consistent with the rating procedure developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Expertise Required: 

Some knowledge about windows.

Audience: 

Manufacturers, engineers, architects, researchers, sales personnel.

Input: 

Interactive program: user-provided data files for frames (from the THERM program) and glazing layers (from the Optics program) optional.

Output: 

Reports for the total window can be saved to disk or printed; files can be generated to be used as input to the DOE-2 and EnergyPlus programs; libraries of window components can be printed separately. A detailed printout of the glazing system is also available.

Strengths: 

Easy to learn; consistent with ASHRAE and NFRC procedures; interfaces with the DOE-2 and EnergyPlus simulation programs.

Country: 
United States
Major Capabilities: 
Code Compliance
Ratings and Certificates
Detailed Component Simulation
Language: 
English
Platform: 
Windows
Pricing: 
Free
Help and Support: 
Free Email Support
Last Software Update: 
10 December 2014
Last Entry Update: 
02 October 2015
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