Thermal Bridge Calculations

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Yestermorrow is pleased to offer this course in partnership with Peel Passive House. This course takes place off campus at the Burlington Electric Department. 

Thermal bridging is an important consideration in Low Energy Building design.  Generally, the aim is to wrap entire the thermal envelope in a blanket of insulation, thereby eliminating all bridges.  However, practicalities and cost may prevent this goal from being achieved.  To properly assess junctions that contain thermal bridging, 2D thermal modelling is often needed.   This modelling must be carefully performed using validated software to ensure accurate results.

In this two-day course, participants will learn the fundamentals of thermal bridging calculations for wood-framed construction.  Common junction details and their modelling conventions will be examined. Modelling techniques will be taught using Therm. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform calculations and have them reviewed in class.

Intended Audience: architects, developers, self-builders, thermal modellers and other building professionals.

Prerequisites: Participants must have a familiarity with Excel and basic building heat loss calculations.

For questions regarding course content, please refer to the course syllabus or contact Peel Passive House
For questions regarding registrations and logistics, please contact [email protected]

Category

Pro Series

Competency

Intermediate

Credits

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 14 LU/HSW units