The goal of The Thermal Metric project is to improve how thermal energy is measured in buildings. It is led by Building Science Corp. researchers.
The goal of The Thermal Metric
project is to improve how thermal energy is measured in buildings. Led by
Building Science Corp. researchers, the project is supported by a group of
thermal conductivity effects are less well-understood by the construction
industry, the group notes. Research conducted by manufacturers and independent
researchers has established that insulation performs differently at different mean
temperatures. Further research is required to assess the impact of temperature
effects on annual energy usage. These data can be used to improve building
codes and computer-based energy models.
factors, such as air flow interactions, are just beginning to be researched in
greater detail, the group says. Air flow is known to have a significant impact
on building energy use. Standard hot box methods do not account for air flow
interactions. The Thermal Metric project was designed in part to address this
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Building Science Corp.
Project researches how thermal energy is measured in buildings
January 31, 2013