Measured and simulated performance of reflective roofing systems in residential buildings

TitleMeasured and simulated performance of reflective roofing systems in residential buildings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsParker, Danny S., Yu Joe Huang, Steven J. Konopacki, Lisa M. Gartland, John R. Sherwin, and Lixing Gu
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume104
Keywordscool roof, Heat Island
Abstract

A series of experiments in Florida residences have measured the impact on space cooling of increasing roof solar reflectance. In tests on 11 homes with the roof color changed mid summer, the average cooling energy use was reduced by 19%. Measurements and infrared thermography showed that a significant part of the savings were due to interactions when the duct system is located in the attic space. An improved residential attic and duct simulation model, taking these experimental results into account, has been implemented in the DOE-2.1E building energy simulation program. The model was then used to estimate the impact of reflective roofing in 14 different climate locations around the United States.

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URLhttp://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/html/FSEC-PF-331-98/