The built-in R-Value also has potential to reduce impacts of thermal bridging
Developed in Europe in the 1950s, EIFSs are defined as non-load bearing cladding systems that provide exterior walls with versatile, insulated, and finished surfaces, while offering excellent thermal performance to eliminate thermal bridging
is a common problem in exterior wall systems when parts of the wall aren't insulated or there is a change in materials or systems that transfer heat differently, explains David T.
56; in contrast to conventional precast/prestressed wall panels, its absence of solid sections eliminates potential thermal bridging
The structural girts inside the assembly were offset to minimize thermal bridging
, and thermal bridging
was modeled using the same heat transfer software (Figure 4).
Building Envelope Thermal Bridging
Guide--Analysis, Applications and Insights.
Even the windows contribute to sustainability and resilience--the durable vinyl frames contain plastic foam insulation and numerous air pockets that help prevent thermal bridging
(the transfer of heat through materials).
The code requires that wood-framed walls in climate zones 6 to 8 have both insulation in the wall cavity and "continuous insulation," which is uninterrupted by the thermal bridging
of the studs.
The three largest "holes" in typical laboratories include: glazing, infiltration and thermal bridging
in buildings can contribute to a multitude of problems, including, but not limited to, added energy use during heating and cooling seasons and interior surface condensation problems.
The solid walls received special attention to solve an energy-wasting thermal bridging
The temperature profile of the south PCM wall presents two peaks due to the presence of the thermal bridging