Radiant Barriers; Buildings; Monitoring
The FPC Monitoring project has evaluated radiant barrier systems (RBS) as a new potential DSM program. The objective was to examine how the retrofit of attic radiant barriers can be expected to alter FPC residential space conditioning loads. An RBS consists of a layer of aluminum foil fastened to roof decking or roof trusses to block radiant heat transfer between the hot roof surface and the attic below. The radiant barrier can significantly lower summer heat transfer to the attic insulation and to the cooling duct system. Both of these mechanisms have strong potential impacts on cooling energy use as illustrated in Figures E-1 and E-2.
Monitoring; Buildings - Radiant Barriers
Florida Solar Energy Center and Parker, Danny, "Executive Summary - FPC Residential Monitoring Project: New Technology Development Radiant Barrier Pilot Project" (2001). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 613.