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If you don't know what thermal Bypass is you haven't had a beer with @Mark_J_Siddall

Thermal Bypass by Mark Sidall of Low Energy Architectural Practice: LEAP The Governments legally binding objective of achieving an 80% reduction in national CO2 emissions and the drive for zero carbon homes and buildings is focusing attention upon building design and procurement. The needs for systemic change is increasingly recognised as there is mounting evidence to suggest that buildings that are being designed to achieve thermal performance standards, including the Building Regulations, are in fact consuming in excess of 40% more energy than the predicted values. In some cases the increase in energy consumption can be up to 70% greater than that predicted. So why does this gap between calculated performance and reality exist? The principle reason for these failures in performance is not so much due to the materials that are being utilised but rather systematic failings...

Full article: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/thermal-bypass.php

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