Thermal bridging / Guides

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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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 bridges: It is not only sensible to address thermal bridging in construction, it is becoming law. Recent revisions to building codes hav...

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Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of a slab-on-grade floor

...thermal bridging. What we decided on was plastic straps that passed through the cement board and that were anchored in the concrete. It did hold as planned, t...

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Ice dam
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...thermal bridging problem. First, let's look at what causes ice dams. Thermal bridging: many older homes have insufficient insulation, particularly at junctions ...

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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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Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...thermal bridging Greywater heat recovery system Electric baseboard heaters (98% of Yukon electricity is renewable) Heating costs are 50% lower than ...

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Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build on problem soils

...thermal battery by storing and releasing heat , which helps balance temperatures in both summer and winter. Such quantities of heated thermal mass inside t...

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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 bridging issues at the tops of walls, as well as the junction between footings and foundation walls. As there is little consensus on basement desig...

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Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope

...thermal bridging. Keep in mind how important it is that the cellulose be well-packed to avoid settling and leaving you with empty pockets at the top of the...

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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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Concrete, wood and steel structures
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete

...thermal bridging than its counterparts and easily incorporates prefabricated elements. Its structural performance is very high and its compressive strength is s...

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