Thermal bridges in buildings

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 44
Physical description6 p.
Subjectcold bridges; heat losses; Bridges; Heat performance
AbstractWalls and roofs designed today often incorporate details that have a lower resistance to heat flow than the main construction. In general, these details are thermally weak because high-conductivity structural elements project partly or wholly through materials of lower conductivity; in this Digest they are referred to as "thermal bridges". To provide a basis for recognizing and minimizing the problems presented by thermal bridges, this Digest deals with a few examples and illustrates factors that influence their thermal performance.
PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Ponts thermiques dans les bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number919
NPARC number20325456
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Record identifier696c4e12-5505-4a03-b9cd-a460fe0546df
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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