The double envelope concept of house construction has received recent interest due to claims of performance not backed by analytical or operational data along with questions in code compliance and building costs associated with the construction. This paper provides a compilation of information from around the country including problems and successes and initial review of technical data associated with instrumented projects. Specific information from the Midwest is based on three houses in the St. Louis area which include designs for passive cooling and heating with alternative energy sources for backup.
Ray, James A., "Double Envelope House Design, Construction and Operation" (1980). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 231, pp. 186-190.
7th Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1980: Oct. 14-16, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy in Building Design
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16 Oct 1980