The Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights is now available online at the website. The guide aims to overcome obstacles confronting industry with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
The guide was developed by Morrison Hershfield in collaboration with co-sponsors—BC Hydro Power Smart, Canadian Wood Council, FortisBC, FPInnovations and Homeowner Protection Office—and industry partners, who helped extend the scope of the guide to include many additional details.
The principle goal of these collaborating organizations is to promote energy-efficiency in buildings by increasing awareness of the impact of and methods to mitigate thermal bridging. To meet these goals, the guide is broken into three main sections for ease of use and addresses a number of obstacles currently confronting our industry. It contains helpful information for technical committees for energy standards, regulators, utilities, architects, mechanical designers, building envelope consultants, energy modellers, developers, manufacturers and trade organizations.
The Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide outlines how to effectively account for thermal bridging and is backed up by an extensive catalogue of thermal performance data. This information is essential for practitioners evaluating building envelope thermal performance.