Guide to thermal mass published
A new guide explaining how to make the best use of thermal mass in order to reduce operational energy use in non-domestic buildings has been published by Tata Steel and the British Constructional Steelwork Association.
The guide – Steel Construction Thermal Mass – is distributed with this issue of New Steel Construction and with a range of other leading construction magazines.
Using a series of projects from around the UK, the guide describes thermal mass and explains how it can be used to achieve sustainable and efficient buildings.
It also dispels the myth that use of thermal mass limits the choice of frame material or that it is only effective in heavyweight buildings with thick concrete floors.
The guide and more comprehensive information on the subject can be found at www.steelconstruction.info