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Title: Thermal mass in office buildings

Ref Code: DG454
Authors: D Braham, N Barnard and D Jaunzens

Abstract1: This Digest describes how thermal mass can be designed into a building, the options available, and the strategic decisions that may be made in design that require understanding between the design team. Although mainly relevant to non-domestic buildings, it is also appropriate to refurbishment schemes. Part 1 defines thermal mass and outlines its effects in a number of scenarios. Part 2 discusses the effective incorporation of thermal mass into building designs. A companion Information Paper (IP 6/01) deals with modelling the performance of thermal mass to minimise annual energy use while maintaining occupant comfort.



Year Published: 2001

ISBN: 978-1-86081-823-3


Pages: 16


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