Cooling; Buildings; Energy Analysis; Energy Efficiency
In past research, reflective roofs have shown significant potential to reduce cooling in buildings. However, there have been few empirical evaluations of cooling reductions from changing wall reflectance. In the reported study, several experiments with instrumented scale test buildings are used to provide validation for a detailed simulation analysis across varied North American climates. The simulations establish the potential of reflective walls as an efficiency measure in existing buildings against climate.
This paper was published in the 2020 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Buildings - Cooling; Buildings - Energy Analysis; Buildings - Energy Efficiency
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Measured Cooling Energy Savings From Reflective Wall Finishes: Evaluation As An Efficiency Measure Across Climates" (2020). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 18.