20 Jul '12, 3pm

Beat The Heat: If You Want A Cool House, Celebrate Thermal Mass

Beat The Heat: If You Want A Cool House, Celebrate Thermal Mass

This had to be a pretty inexpensive building—a small office for a small business. Our budget was equivalent to a stud wall building with brick or stone veneer. The structural loads on the walls were modest and, of course, greater thickness worked to our thermal advantage. So we built unreinforced concrete walls—pure compression structures. The absence of rebar along with the fact that all of the formwork was kept to simple rectangles meant labor costs became low enough to be affordable. When we were pouring the walls, everyone said the finished pieces looked like Stonehenge.

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