Thermal Bridging in the Building Envelope - Maximizing Insulation Effectiveness through Careful Design

October 30, 2006
Publication: Construction Specifier v 59 n 10 p 62-70
Author(s): Sean OBrien

Abstract: The primary purpose of thermal insulation is to reduce conductive heat flow through the building envelope, thereby lowering heating and cooling costs while minimizing the potential of condensation on or within building components. Insulation should be viewed as an assembly rather than a material, since it is constructed in many different forms for various applications.