Thermal break / Guides

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...thermal requirements of building enclosures in many regions, including requiring a thermal break. Contrary to common assumptions, the insulation values in ...

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Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

How to install windows for the best performance and durability

...Thermal bridging and poor quality windows can make it quite unpleasant to be near exterior walls on the really cold days. Thermal bridging due to window pl...

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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...thermal solar is useful, so we will outline the options. Evacuated tube solar thermal collectors: Solar thermal collector © Viessmann This ...

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Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...thermal bridge', and preventing it is known as a 'thermal break'. Heat loss through thermal bridging When we mentioned at the beginning that the...

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Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...thermal heat collection. Read more here. Purchase: You can purchase individual solar components separately, but buying a pre-engineered solar thermal ...

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Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...thermal break against concrete wall 2x4 stud wall with mineral wool batts in cavities drywall with latex paint as vapour retarder. Note: Not hav...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

Passive solar is so aptly named because there are no wires, panels or batteries and nothing to break down. It's just about design, and it isn't a new concept. ...

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Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...thermal bridge in this wall assembly was identified and eliminated in the design phase. Thermal breaks in exterior insulation: It would have been quic...

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The high performance Warburg house by bioi was built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

...thermal bridging. The simple form creates a singular interior volume. The exterior skin is draped in black corrugated steel sheets long enough to extend the ful...

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Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...Thermal Core That said, here's how Thermal Core works - as the air temperature warms the drywall to the melting point of the Micronal beads, they change...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...thermal performance as of 2012, it is now required in most areas that you break thermal bridges with some form of continuous insulation. With that, perform...

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