How to Prevent Heat Loss with 4 Examples-Diagrams-Drawings for your Building Projects
In recent conversations with customers and peers about Reducing Energy Loss in Buildings / Structures and how heat and cold are transferred into a Building via Conduction. I explained and made reference to using a Metal Cooking Utensil to stir a pot of chilli.
Heat and Cold enter a Building in the same way; unless, there is some form of Insulation or Thermal Break to prevent the conduction of energy.
The Building and Remodeling Industry combats this energy loss/gain in various ways. Here a few examples, diagrams, and drawings that show how this loss or gain is minimized.
When this heat/cold gain and loss is minimized you will save money on your Heating and Cooling Bills.
By renovating and building using these examples and basic design principles you will save money and reduce Global Warming / Climate Change.
Example 1. Adding Insulation on the exterior of the Building normally behind the exterior wall finish. This is normally used in conjunction with Insulation in the Wall Cavities.
Example 2 – Staggered Wall Studs
Example 3- Double Wall Construction
Example 4- Creating a Thermal Break by Adding Wall Channels