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Title: Modelling the performance of thermal mass

Ref Code: IP6/01
Authors: N Barnard, P Concannon and D Jaunzens

Abstract1: This Paper looks at the impact on thermal and energy performance of: building envelope, internal heat gains, operating period, ventilation, thermal mass and control. It highlights the importance of reducing infiltration and conduction losses when refurbishing a building to include thermal mass, the difference between winter mid-season and summer operation and the impact of the night cooling strategy selected on energy use. It considers the effect on acoustics and lighting of the introduction of exposed ceilings. It also gives guidelines for modelling thermal mass performance. BRE Digest 454 gives guidance on incorporating thermal mass into office buildings.



Year Published: 2001

ISBN: 978-1-86081-465-5


Pages: 12


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