The role of window glazing on daylighting and energy saving in buildings

The role of window glazing on daylighting and energy saving in buildings 1 Introduction</h5> Despite promising premises, renewable energy systems are not infallible, which is primarily why the progress in the employment of renewable power generation is rather sluggish. This trend is highlighted in a report by Jäger-Waldau and Ossenbrink [1] ; positing the fact that the European Union stops short of completely exploiting the sources of renewable energy that are available to them. Moreover, Paço and Varejão [2] posited that there are some obstacles preventing the full implementation of renewable energy resources, especially with regards to policies. Besides, the IEA [3] , in the World Energy Outlook 2012, found that even though the new development and policies planned by many nations are being accounted for, the global community still fall short of charting a sustainable path in the context of a global energy system. Due to the numerous shortcomings and obstacles towards a full implementation of renewable energy, energy savings are crucial towards realising sustainable development.</P>Energy saving especially in buildings are worthy of our attention; Pérez-Lombard et al. [4] stated that the energy consumption by both residential and commercial buildings in developed countries account for 20–40% of total energy used. Those energies are mainly used for space heating and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Elsevier

The role of window glazing on daylighting and energy saving in buildings

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd
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1364-0321
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10.1016/j.rser.2014.09.020
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1 Introduction</h5> Despite promising premises, renewable energy systems are not infallible, which is primarily why the progress in the employment of renewable power generation is rather sluggish. This trend is highlighted in a report by Jäger-Waldau and Ossenbrink [1] ; positing the fact that the European Union stops short of completely exploiting the sources of renewable energy that are available to them. Moreover, Paço and Varejão [2] posited that there are some obstacles preventing the full implementation of renewable energy resources, especially with regards to policies. Besides, the IEA [3] , in the World Energy Outlook 2012, found that even though the new development and policies planned by many nations are being accounted for, the global community still fall short of charting a sustainable path in the context of a global energy system. Due to the numerous shortcomings and obstacles towards a full implementation of renewable energy, energy savings are crucial towards realising sustainable development.</P>Energy saving especially in buildings are worthy of our attention; Pérez-Lombard et al. [4] stated that the energy consumption by both residential and commercial buildings in developed countries account for 20–40% of total energy used. Those energies are mainly used for space heating and

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2015

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