Heat loss due to linear thermal bridging

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In physics, H_TB is the heat loss due to linear thermal bridging when calculating the energy performance of buildings. It appears in both United Kingdom[1] and Irish[2] methodologies.

Calculation of H_TB[edit]

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The calculation of the heat loss due to linear thermal bridging is relatively simple, given by the formula below:

H_TB = y \sum A_{exp}

In the formula, y = 0.08 if Accredited Construction details used, and y = 0.15 otherwise, and \sum A_{exp} is the sum of all the exposed areas of the building envelope,

References[edit]

  1. ^ "User Manual, JPA Designer" (PDF). JPA Technical Literature. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure". Sustainable Energy Ireland. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Steel Construction and Thermal Bridging". British Constructional Steelwork Association. Retrieved 2007-07-06. [dead link]