Solution To Thermal Bridging
What is thermal bridging? It is the escape of heat through low-performing areas in a building. These low performing areas can become a major problem for builders who wish to be energy efficient. While buildings today are becoming more and more energy efficient due to building codes, a new solution can help to limit thermal bridging. So, what is the most effective solution to minimize or eliminate thermal bridging?
Code Watcher has stated that mineral wool has been discovered to be a great option to reduce thermal bridging. It is typically made from molten glass, stone, or slag. It can be used for both commercial and residential construction for both wall cavity insulation and exterior insulation. Learn more about the method and how it works HERE.
Benefits Of Mineral Wool
Mineral wool offers several benefits making it a top choice for builders, architects, and others. The benefits include:
- Water Repellent– There is a low risk of mold, mildew, and bacteria. Water that is trapped in a wall cavity can withdrawal from mineral wool because it is vapor permeable.
- Fire Resistant- Mineral wool will not catch fire when exposed to flames.
- Sustainability- It is made out of recycled material.
International Energy Conservation Consultants
A home energy audit can uncover thermal bridging. If you think your home is suffering from thermal bridging, International Energy Conservation Consultants can help. IECC is energy codes & standards development, education, and whole building energy simulation services, group. The projects we do are shaping the industry. We strive to create energy efficiency at work and in the home. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today!