Structural Thermal Breaks Ensure an Efficient Envelope

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Title: Structural Thermal Breaks Ensure an Efficient Envelope

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Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 40

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 56-57

Keywords: building, heat, insulation, energy

Date: 7/1/2018

Abstract:
Structural thermal breaks (STBs) were used to construct the Cedar Springs Retirement Residence in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. STBs minimize heat loss through the building’s concrete eyebrow and balcony connections. They thereby ensure occupant comfort and minimize energy costs, and they prevent condensation on interior slab and ceilings.