CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
This report presents the results of a study of flexible solar control film applied on windows to eliminate or reduce glare and solar heat, and to conserve energy. Four manufacturers films were investigated by surveying users in 15 areas of the United States, visiting selected installations, and conducting a laboratory evaluation of filmglass samples. In addition, solar radiation heat balance profiles were developed to indicate the solar heat gain through clear glass with and without solar film. A computer heating and cooling load and systems simulation program was run on a typical 72-man barracks module. Annual heating and cooling loads and costs and the related life-cycle cost LCC for the barracks module were computed for several types of window glass, solar film on clear glass, and interior shading.