gross wall area

gross wall area

The area of a wall including any openings, such as doors or windows, in the wall.
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The building's glazed area Is 19% of the gross wall area, and it conducts 16% less heat than the required minimum.
In the 2001 Seattle Energy Code (Seattle 2001b), effective October 10, 2001, prescriptive compliance options for nonresidential projects were revised to specify U-0.45 (U-2.56) maximum and SHGC-0.40 maximum for fenestration areas up to 45% of the gross wall area and U-0.40 (U-2.27) maximum and SHGC-0.35 maximum for fenestration areas up to 50% of the gross wall area, with no requirements for VT.
The 2006 Seattle Energy Code contained prescriptive compliance options for nonresidential projects, specifying U-0.40 to U-0.35 (U-2.27 to U-1.99) maximum and SHGC-0.40 to SHGC-0.30 maximum depending on the total fenestration area as a percentage of the gross wall area, with no requirements for VT.