SOUTHEAST SECTION SCALE: 1’=1/16”
INVERSION/ POLAR CLIMATE STRATEGY INSULATION: Reduce heat loss & protect against cold Application •Use of Solarcrete-a high-mass concrete with good insulating capacity, to maximize solar radiation and minimize winds. • Earth berming BUILDING MASS: HIGH SOLID TO VOID RATIO Application •Use of form as thermal mass •Thermal bridges: building frame can act as a thermal bridge, particularly in cold climates, conducting heat and allowing it to bypass otherwise effective insulation. LOW SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO : Application: •A building that is compact, cubic in nature minimizes external surface area.
Solarcrete Concrete Wall Panel R-Value:
Insulated Floor Plate
WALL SECTION SCALE: 1’=1/2”
Published on Feb 5, 2013