Turning Up the Heat: Back to the Basics with Thermal Performance
It’s that time of year as the holidays approach and heating bills climb. Next to moisture control, thermal behavior has occupied the top spot in performance considerations of the facade system for many years now. So how are we doing? Not so hot! How is it that after years over years of focus on this problem of thermal transfer we are still struggling to get it right. Our tools are inaccurate, our processes inadequate, and out techniques largely ineffective. The glass industry has done a great job of delivering better performing architectural glass products, at least with respect to thermal performance, but we’ve long ignored what’s happening at the edges; it’s all about the edges!
The edges, the boundary conditions, the transitions between systems; this is where we are losing the battle, the battle of the wall, as the glass industry likes to call it.
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