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By: Schoeck Canada  09-12-2011
Keywords: Balconies, Thermal Bridges

The effect of thermal bridges

Thermal bridges are part of a building where heat and/or cold is transferred at a substantially higher rate then through the surrounding envelope area. There are basically two types of this phenomenon: geometric thermal bridges where part of the structure projects through the building envelope and material thermal bridges where materials with different conductivity are used in combination. In practice, these effects often combine, a classic example of which is the balcony slab, where problems occur if the connection is not given serious consideration. The thermograph photography on the left shows that if thermal bridges at balconies are not taken care of, the balconies act as “cooling fins”; conducting the heat off the building and cooling the rooms adjacent to the balconies.

Keywords: Balconies, Thermal Bridges

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