CSA - A440.2-09/A440.3-09
Fenestration energy performance/User guide to CSA A440.2-09, Fenestration energy performance
|Publication Date:||1 August 2009|
This Standard applies to
(a) fenestration systems covered by AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, including
(i) vertically sliding windows;
(ii) horizontally sliding windows;
(iii) dual-action windows;
(iv) casement windows, both fixed and operable;
(v) projecting (awning/hopper) windows;
(vi) fixed windows;
(viii) transom windows;
(ix) sliding glass doors;
(x) side-hinged doors;
(xi) dual-action side-hinged doors;
(xii) architectural terrace doors;
(xiii) unit skylights and roof windows;
(xiv) greenhouse or garden windows; and
(xv) tubular daylighting devices; and
(b) curtain walls.
Note: Unless otherwise specified, the term "fenestration system" is used to apply to all products listed in Clause 1.1.
This Standard specifies both measurement and calculation methods for establishing the following fenestration system properties for both residential and commercial applications:
(a) overall coefficient of heat transfer (U-factor);
(b) solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC); and
(c) visible transmittance (VT).
This Standard also specifies measurement methods for establishing the Temperature Index (I) for fenestration systems for both residential and commercial applications.
Note: The fenestration properties established in accordance with this Standard are for specific indoor and outdoor conditions and will vary slightly under actual conditions. The values obtained by the methods specified in this Standard are considered to provide an acceptable basis for comparing performance in use.
This Standard specifies a method for determining an energy performance rating for vertical fenestration systems, under heating conditions, for use in low-rise residential applications. The Energy Rating (ER) includes factors for
(a) solar heat gain;
(b) heat loss by conduction, radiation, and convection; and
(c) heat loss by air leakage.
The ER allows for a comparison of different fenestration systems on the basis of their effect on the energy supplied annually by the heating system. The ER calculation assumes vertical installation in low-rise residential buildings and is based on average conditions for
(a) incident solar radiation on fenestration systems facing the four cardinal compass directions (north, east, south, and west); and
(b) representative climate zones in Canada.
The ER should not be used to rate
(a) any sloped glazing (residential or commercial); or
(b) fenestration products that will be installed in commercial, industrial, or high-rise residential buildings.
CSA A440.3 is a user guide to this Standard. It provides guidance on determining
(a) a specific Energy Rating (ERS) for particular locations, orientations, and vertical fenestration system sizes; and
(b) an ER for residential cooling (ERC).
This Standard does not apply to
(a) fixed glazing cast into precast concrete panels;
(b) overhead doors;
(c) revolving doors;
(d) doors intended for indoor use; and
(e) storm doors.
Note: While these products have not been considered in the development of this Standard, simulation procedures given in the Standard may be used to evaluate the U-factor and the SHGC of these products.
This Standard does not address the retention of thermal and optical properties and airtightness by fenestration systems over time and under conditions of use.
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