Thermal Bridge effects in EnergyPlus
Posted by Linda Lawrie on 20 August 2010 05:37 PM
Read about Composite Wall Constructions, IORef page 159 (PDF page 198)

Also the reference construction/materials set: CompositeWallConstructions.idf

For example, the materials specified in the Benchmarks are whole-surface U-values that are meant to include thermal bridging. Of course to build such a building would require different materials than listed for thermal model.

To have these effects in the Benchmark files, the conductivity is increased and/or the thickness is decreased for the insulation materials in the model, compared to what they would be in the real constructions.
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