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Thermal Envelope

A building's thermal envelope controls the flow of energy, moisture and air and is one of the most important aspects of environmental building performance. This category looks to promote the following influential strategies:

  • Design buildings with reduced thermal bridging in construction detailing between roof & wall/wall & floor connections and windows and doors
  • Specify elevated insulation levels with a focus on providing a continuous insulated barrier against energy flow
  • Detail and specify systems which achieve good levels of airtightness (less than 1.5 Air Changes per Hour)
  • Design and  specify warm roof systems, insulated slabs and slab edges