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)

Forum Discussions

When is it too windy to use blower door?

Started by Brandon Walton in General Forum. Last reply by Kent Browning yesterday. 10 Replies

Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF)

Started by Barry L NewDelman in General Forum. Last reply by Arnie Katz on Thursday. 2 Replies

Affordable Housing Funding

Started by SUZETT MOFFITT in General Forum. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Latest Activity

Profile IconEmily Rhea, Spray-on Foam and Keith Flores joined Home Energy Pros
yesterday
Kent Browning replied to Brandon Walton's discussion When is it too windy to use blower door?
"I found this post thru a Google search. I was already a member and have posted a few times. I am a…"
yesterday
Home Energy Magazine's video was featured

2017 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of buil...
yesterday
Dave Ransom joined James Sayers's group
Thumbnail

Marketing Energy Efficiency

Sharing ideas, tools and examples of promoting energy efficiency to consumersSee More
yesterday

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service