Making the most of thermal mass Buildings must be designed carefully to get all the advantages of a high thermal mass, a new study from the BRE shows
Many building designs now use night cooling in conjunction with thermal mass for passive cooling during the summer. However, the effect of the thermal mass affects building performance throughout the year. Particularly important is a significant penalty of increased space-heating demand that can result from increasing the thermal mass of a building. There are also issues of integrating building services, for example, to achieve suitable lighting levels and acoustic performance. The ...
GET INSTANT ACCESS
for less than 46p a day
Join thousands of professionals who already subscribe to the Architects' Journal.
You’ll get instant access to read this article -
and 53,000+ articles like it.
- Trusted industry news & analysis, wherever you need itUnlimited online access and weekly magazine delivery – now also available on iPad/iPhone
- Get ideas, get inside buildings and check precedentsBuildings Library – images, drawings and plans for exemplar projects in British architecture
- Planning & regulation – what you need to know Protect your practice - the AJ keeps you up-to-date with changes to regulations and legislation