A Global Strategy for Housing in the Third Millennium by W. A. Allen, Richard G. Courtney, E. Happold, Sir Alan Mure

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Triple glazing with low emissivity coatings can lead to overheating of the middle pane so that the seal around the edge is broken and the glass itself cracks. If there are obstructions outside the window which cast sharp shadows on the glass, the thermal stress can lead to fractures of the glass. Toughened glass is a solution to these stress problems. Surely all these problems will be solved in the next few decades. The gas between the layers of glass has a conductivity which depends primarily on the boundary layers at the glass surfaces, so the conductivity does not depend much on the thickness between the layers of glass.

Heat is transmitted across the cavity by long-wave (blackbody) radiation at the glass temperature. Internally silvered glass also cuts off the flow of light and is not useful. Coatings with low emissivity to long-wave radiation and which are nearly transparent to light are applied. Single and double glazing (Fig. 7) are included in the EC’s charts for energy use (Working in the city, Architectural Ideas Competition). Triple glazing with low emissivity coatings can lead to overheating of the middle pane so that the seal around the edge is broken and the glass itself cracks.

The greatest movement has been in and out of other member countries of the European Community (compared with the largest flows in the 1970s being in and out of Australia and New Zealand) (Policy Studies Unit, 1991, p. 129). The OPCS forecasts that there will be no net migration to or from the UK (but some inward migration to Great Britain from Northern Ireland) for the 40-year period 1987–2027 (OPCS, 1989b). But forecasts here are inevitably speculative. The tight labour market could lead to European countries behaving more like the USA in drawing in unskilled workers; such a trend could be accelerated if Turkey with its population of 60 million rising quite rapidly were to join the EC (Ermisch, 1991, p.

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