Skip Navigation

the Environmental and Energy Resources Library

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Forums About Help Advanced Search

WIS: The European Tool to Calculate Thermal and Solar Properties of Windows and Window Components

An eight-page building simulation paper. WIS is a software tool, developed in a European research project, for the calculation of the thermal and solar properties of commercial and innovative window systems on the basis of known component properties and thermal and solar/optical interactions between the components. WIS is available without charge and its further development and technical support is guided by the European network “WinDat”, consisting of major research institutes and manufacturers of window components (glazings, solar shading, ...). One of the features of the software tool is the combination of glazings and shading devices, with the option of free or forced air circulation between the components. This makes the tool particularly suited to calculate the thermal and solar performance of complex windows and active facades. The paper describes the main features of WIS and the activities in WinDat. Specificly highlighted is the modelling of the thermal/solar properties of solar shading devices and their interaction with the other components in the window. WIS information at http://www.windat.org/wis/html/index.html.

Cumulative Rating: (not yet rated)
Date Of Record Release 2010-11-16 15:46:03
Description An eight-page building simulation paper. WIS is a software tool, developed in a European research project, for the calculation of the thermal and solar properties of commercial and innovative window systems on the basis of known component properties and thermal and solar/optical interactions between the components. WIS is available without charge and its further development and technical support is guided by the European network “WinDat”, consisting of major research institutes and manufacturers of window components (glazings, solar shading, ...). One of the features of the software tool is the combination of glazings and shading devices, with the option of free or forced air circulation between the components. This makes the tool particularly suited to calculate the thermal and solar performance of complex windows and active facades. The paper describes the main features of WIS and the activities in WinDat. Specificly highlighted is the modelling of the thermal/solar properties of solar shading devices and their interaction with the other components in the window. WIS information at http://www.windat.org/wis/html/index.html.
Classification
Resource Type
Format
Subject
Keyword Eighth International IBPSA Conference, Construction, Windows, WIS, Simulation
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-11-16 15:28:38
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-11-16 16:14:04
Creator van Dijk, H.A.L.. & Oversloot, H.P.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-11-16 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

Log In:





Mission
EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC
EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu