[Equest-users] U value of Glass

Joe Huang yjhuang at whiteboxtechnologies.com
Wed Jun 5 11:09:22 PDT 2013

The WINDOW 5/6 program from LBNL will calculate the overall U-factor and 
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of the window assembly, but you will 
need to describe the window in some detail, i.e., number of panes, glass 
optical characteristics, gap width, frame conductance,  etc.

However, once you've done this, I would recommend that you just import 
the WINDOW output file to eQUEST, rather than model the window using the 
U-factor and SHGC.  These (U-factor, SHGC) are bulk properties meant 
mainly as a rating system for fenestration, such as NFRC in the US, and 
are for standard atmospheric conditions and window size.  If you do use 
them in eQUEST,  you will be modeling the window with the SIMPLE WINDOW 
model where the angular properties and U-factor dependence with 
temperature are based on single-pane clear glass.  If you do not have 
sufficient information on the window to do a WINDOW 5/6 calculation,  a 
better alternative to using the SIMPLE WINDOW model would be to search 
through the eQUEST window library and find the closest match to the 
known bulk properties.

Joe Huang
White Box Technologies, Inc.
346 Rheem Blvd., Suite 108D
Moraga CA 94556
yjhuang at whiteboxtechnologies.com
(o) (925)388-0265
(c) (510)928-2683
"building energy simulations at your fingertips"

On 6/5/2013 9:55 AM, Sami, Vikram wrote:
> You can try LBNLs window software.
> *Vikram Sami*
> Associate Partner
> *T *206.521.3509 *E *vikram.sami at zgf.com
> 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400
> Seattle, WA 98104
> *From:*equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org 
> [mailto:equest-users-bounces at lists.onebuilding.org] *On Behalf Of 
> *Sambhav Tiwari
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 05, 2013 2:52 AM
> *To:* equest-users
> *Subject:* [Equest-users] U value of Glass
> Hi All,
>            how can i get the U value of combined assembly which 
> includes glass as well as frame and how to model it in equest..
> Regards
> Sambhav
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The contents of this email and any attachments to it contain 
> confidential and/or legally privileged information from Zimmer Gunsul 
> Frasca Architects LLP or its affiliates. If you are not the intended 
> recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this 
> message to the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, 
> copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is 
> strictly prohibited. If you received this transmission in error, 
> please contact the sender and destroy the material in its entirety, 
> whether in electronic or hard copy format.
> _______________________________________________
> Equest-users mailing list
> http://lists.onebuilding.org/listinfo.cgi/equest-users-onebuilding.org
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list send  a blank message to EQUEST-USERS-UNSUBSCRIBE at ONEBUILDING.ORG

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.onebuilding.org/pipermail/equest-users-onebuilding.org/attachments/20130605/49b7153e/attachment-0002.htm>

More information about the Equest-users mailing list