Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Like a Radiator: Thermal Bridging

Some architectural gems have recently taken a lot of heat for loosing a lot of heat. Thermal bridging is a pervasive problem for all structures with monolithic slab cantilevering balconies. The authors of this article hosted at have turned their infra-red camera's on Chicago's iconic Aqua tower. Beyond simply highlighting shortcomings, some more efficient alternatives are proposed.

Link provided by committee member Kathrina Simonen, R.A., S.E, LEED-AP, assistant professor at the University of Washington.

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