Utilisation of Thermal Mass in Non-Residential Buildings
This guide provides detailed guidance on the use of thermal mass
as a sustainable method of cooling which avoids or reduces the need
for air conditioning. This publication will assist designers
wishing to exploit thermal mass and includes chapters on concrete
floor options, integration of services, acoustic considerations and
surface finish options.
- The environmental case for thermal mass
- Fabric energy storage - operating principles and
- Generic FES systems
- Design options for concrete floors
- Integrating the building services
- Ventilation and night cooling
- Acoustic considerations
- Daylighting and shading considerations
- Specifying and achieving good surface finishes
- Project planning of high thermal mass buildings
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