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The effect of thermal mass of a structure in energy efficient commercial (air conditioned) buildings

G. F. Baverstock

The effect of thermal mass of a structure in energy efficient commercial (air conditioned) buildings

by G. F. Baverstock

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Published by Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia in Perth, W.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Commercial buildings -- Air conditioning -- Testing.,
  • Commercial buildings -- Energy conservation -- Testing.,
  • Buildings -- Thermal properties -- Testing.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby G.F. Baverstock.
    SeriesReport / Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia ;, no. 90, Report (Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia) ;, no. 90.
    ContributionsMinerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH7341, Microfiche 2000/22
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination2 microfiches
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6889966M
    ISBN 100730959910
    LC Control Number00530015
    OCLC/WorldCa38353723

    Different thermal mass materials absorb varying amounts of heat, and take longer (or shorter) to absorb and re-radiate it. For example, a brick wall has higher thermal mass than a timber framed cavity wall, so it will absorb more heat than a timber framed wall of the same thickness. @article{osti_, title = {Thermal mass assessment: an explanation of the mechanisms by which building mass influences heating and cooling energy requirements}, author = {Childs, K. W. and Courville, G. E. and Bales, E. L.}, abstractNote = {The influence that building mass has on energy consumption for heating and cooling has been the subject of some controversy.

    2 Thermal Mass Explained Cover images: Front, main picture: St Matthew’s keyworker estate, Brixton. A multi award-winning and highly energy-efficient building that combines high levels of insulation and air tightness with thermal mass and passive design features. Heating and hot water costs are around £98 per year for each Size: 3MB. The dynamic R-value equivalent is a comparison of insulation and thermal mass performance in a specific structure (because it depends largely on the local climate). The dynamic R-value equivalent is basically the R-value of a traditionally constructed frame wall that delivers the same energy efficiency as a comparable structure with thermal.

    placement of high-mass walls on different building faces. The results show that interior thermal mass is the most energy efficient strategy, saving up to $/m2. In addition, any orientation of thermal mass can save energy; however, the savings are not Size: KB. All substances have a so called Specific Heat which defines the thermal energy possessed relative to water, which has 1 calorie per gram per it is the mass of the sample of the material.


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Thermal mass, correctly used, moderates internal temperatures by averaging out diurnal (day−night) extremes. This increases comfort and reduces energy costs. Poor use of thermal mass can exacerbate the worst extremes of the climate and can be a huge energy and comfort liability.

In summer, the thermal mass effect is the most important of only three commonly possible means of 'actively' cooling a structure without the use of externally sourced energy or fuel.

The others are ventilation and evaporation. As noted above, in many climatic conditions, thermal mass effects are the only means of cooling a building.

Current assumptions regarding the energy savings of high thermal mass structures may often be flawed. a b s t r a c t This paper presents new metrics to measure the effect of thermal mass on the.

(2) T. = Energy used in a transient model Energy used in a static model. The TER captures the effect of thermal mass, whether positive or negative, and separates it from steady-state performance.

It also becomes useful to define the concept of an effective U-value (U e).Relating energy use to U-values allows easy comparison between dynamic and static by:   The addition of energy-absorbing thermal mass—material that stores and slowly releases heat—inside a house can help maximize its use of sunlight; slab floors are one zero- to low-cost thermal mass option.

Any thermal mass option requires careful design to. Sustainable design, passive solar house plans can ultimately function without any mechanical devices controlling indoor climate.

The huge thermal mass acts as a giant battery constantly recharging with direct solar energy gain brought in through the windows and using the same moderating thermal mass effect to cool in the summer.

Damping and lag effect thermal mass. The ASHRAE Standard – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, the International Energy Conservation Code, and most other energy codes recognize the benefits of thermal mass and require less insulation for mass walls.

Effects of varying amount and location of thermal mass on dynamic heat-transfer characteristics of insulated building walls with same nominal resistance (R n-value) are investigated numerically under steady periodic conditions using climatic data of ts of “thermal-mass energy-savings potential” (Δ) and “critical thermal-mass thickness” (L mas,cr) are developed and Cited by: Energy consumption in buildings represents 40 percent of primary U.S.

energy consumption, split almost equally between residential (22%) and commercial (18%) buildings.1 Space heating (31%) and cooling (12%) account for approximately 9 quadrillion Btu.

The mass effect is represented as a delta heating and delta cooling load term, which is used in the Standard P equations and is dependent on four parameters: (1) three different mass/insulation configurations, (2) wall heat capacity, (3) wall U-value, and (4) climate.

Impact of Thermal Mass on Energy and Comfort energy efficient buildings since they account for a large part of the total energy consumed (around 40% in developed countries). An important part of the energy nevertheless the effect of thermal mass is not addressed at all.

Modern thermal mass homes feature walls and floors made from layers of concrete and insulating foam; these inexpensive, familiar materials make for a home with a tight energy envelope that resists.

Thermal mass in buildings - Designing Buildings Wiki - Share your construction industry knowledge. Designers tune the thermal characteristics of buildings so they moderate external environmental conditions and maintain internal conditions using the minimum resources of materials and fuel.

Generally, this is achieved by a combination of thermal mass, thermal insulation and active and passive. optimization of energy usage and thermal comfort, this research shows that better energy performing thermal mass scenarios also have better thermal comfort performance. The utilization of thermal insulation along with a primary thermal mass, i.e., wall thickness, can also enhance the energy saving effects of thermal mass.

The epitome of energy efficiency, it derives percent of its power from renewable energy. Compared to the other commercial offices and buildings in.

Co-efficient of thermal expansion does not itself affect materials, to be accurate. Co-efficient of thermal expansion is a measure of how much the material deforms with temperature change.

To be even more precise, it is a measure of material defor. A building with lots of thermal mass on the interior side of the insulation may have lower energy bills than one without as much thermal mass, for reasons I’ll explain soon.

But it’s important to point out that thermal mass can’t heat or cool your house. Effect of Building Management System on Energy Saving Article (PDF Available) in Advanced Materials Research January with 4, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The equation relating thermal energy to thermal mass is: = where Q is the thermal energy transferred, C th is the thermal mass of the body, and ΔT is the change in temperature. For example, if J of heat energy is added to a copper gear with a thermal mass of J/°C, its temperature will rise by °C.

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Dense materials hold more heat than light fluffy stuff does. This can work for or against you. Materials in a home that act as thermal mass are things like concrete, masonry, ceramic tiles, even a large volume of wood like timber frames. Intentionally adding greater amounts of thermal mass in a building can be an adv.The mass contributes with the time of thermal energy transfer with respect to the material type but most importantly the material type will determine rate at which the material absorbs the transfer of heat or thermal energy by either three types, conduction, convection and radiation.Thermal mass, more correctly called fabric energy storage, is the ability of a material to absorb and store heat.

It is important in construction because, utilised effectively, it can act as a thermal flywheel, smoothing out temperature variations within a building. This can have a number of advantages, including.