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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1977. Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design.


Copyright 1977, the author. Used by permission.


The problem studied is the comparison of selected window treatments or coverings and the heat loss that occurs in a given area when all other elements remain constant. Included in this study are the following window treatments: Venetian blinds, lined draperies, a thermal blanket and an untreated or uncovered window. The uncovered window was employed as the control element in this research. Systematic observations of heat losses of the several different window treatments measured during a twelve hour period of darkness, to eliminate solar heat gain, were used to obtain readings of temperature fluctuation related to insulating properties of the selected materials. The data indicated that the lined draperies retain room temperature more effectively than either the Venetian blinds or the thermal blanket.

Advisor: Christine F. Salmon.