Thermal bridging is a big concern in the building industry, it has been recognized as a significant factor in building envelope heat loss. This course will provide an overview to thermal bridging, discussing the reasons why it occurs as well as how it can be prevented. This course will also compare building details with and without thermal break solutions to highlight the importance of determining accurate values of thermal transmittance.


Learning Objectives

  • Define thermal bridging
  • Describe why thermal bridging occurs
  • Explain the effects of thermal bridging
  • Describe how to calculate effective wall assembly U values
  • Describe the different solutions available to prevent thermal bridging