Passive House - Thermal Bridge Calculations using Therm

Event Details

Passive House - Thermal Bridge Calculations using Therm

Time: May 15, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Location: Pacific Energy Center
Street: 851 Howard Street
City/Town: san Francisco, CA
Website or Map: http://passivehousecal.org/ev…
Event Type: course
Organized By: Sharon Block
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2014

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

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.

Course Objectives:

1.     Gain better understanding of heat loss in buildings due to thermal bridging

2.     Understand what comprises a high quality junction detail

3.     Assess degree of thermal bridging in a junction qualitatively

4.     Learn basic commands in the steady state numerical analysis software THERM

5.     Create 2D thermal models of junction details

6.     Set up the steady state models to output correct results

7.     Calculate heat flows in THERM

8.     Learn and apply thermal bridging modelling conventions

9.     Quantify the degree of thermal bridging at junctions

10.  Gain practical experience in the calculation of thermal bridging heat loss

11.  Account for thermal bridging in building energy modelling software

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Passive House - Thermal Bridge Calculations using Therm to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Attending (2)

Home Energy Pros

Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

Latest Activity

David I. Shepherd-Gaw added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

JOB: Energy Efficiency Specialist @ Cowlitz PUD

Primarily a position with a residential focus in a great community. Opportunities to expand your…See More
1 hour ago
David I. Shepherd-Gaw joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

Job Board

This group is for posting jobs related to all aspects of the home performance industry including…See More
1 hour ago
John Wilkerson posted a discussion

Aeroseal Machine for Sale

Hello All, We have an Aeroseal SmartSeal system (w/ compressor and plenty of leftover…See More
2 hours ago
Rob Buchanan commented on Jose Macho's blog post Why Don't Homeowners Spend Money on Energy Saving Upgrades??? Blame "Cognitive Biases"
"I think this is an interesting comparison, but I would also want to know whether similar surveys…"
10 hours ago
Bob Blanchette commented on Jose Macho's blog post Why Don't Homeowners Spend Money on Energy Saving Upgrades??? Blame "Cognitive Biases"
"The bigger problem is the way water is billed. Most of the charges are a fixed monthly amount that…"
10 hours ago
John Nicholas replied to Elizabeth Guinn's discussion ERV in need of backflow preventer.
"First,  What is the 24/7 CFM requirement for your house?   Second,  What is the CFM…"
11 hours ago
Chris Dorsi updated an event
Thumbnail

2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference at Big Sky Resort

July 21, 2015 to July 23, 2015
The 2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference will take place at Big Sky Resort, just down the road…See More
19 hours ago
Mike Cerqua replied to Tony Hicks's discussion Slab-on-grade Insulation
" "
22 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service