Passive Solar Design – What is thermal mass?

Did you know the materials in your floors and walls have a serious impact on your home’s temperature? It is because of a property called thermal mass – a material’s ability to store and radiate heat.

In this episode of the Green Building Show we’ll be looking at what thermal mass is, how it can benefit your home and how important it is in our builds. Click here to find out more:

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  1. Schpankme Verimuch
    October 23, 2014

    Insulate the thermal mass on the Outside (cold side).
    see Dry Stacked Concrete Blocks

  2. Sven van de Bergh
    June 5, 2015

    How is this related to IR-heating and solar panels?

  3. seigeengine
    July 8, 2015

    So let's spend almost 14 minutes poorly explaining a simple concept. Brilliant.

  4. El Desaparecido
    April 26, 2016


  5. David Baggs
    July 5, 2016

    OK explanation of winter benefits but a missed opportunity to up front clearly explain the benefits and mechanisms of thermal mass cooling (gets there in the end though) and the role of thermal mass in sub-tropical climates when its winter and not humid and in summer when days are still way hotter than the nights and thermal mass will benefit even in SE QLD..

  6. Max Young
    January 30, 2017

    Reverse brick veneer seems like the way to go plus cavity insulation.

  7. Call Me Swivel Hips
    March 20, 2017

    That woman really had no idea what she was talking about. Just listen to her first sentence. "WOW, I have no idea how to explain this!" Of course this is followed by her saying the same thing over and over in different ways. Bullshitting doesn't end after high school I guess. The guy was much much better.

  8. Amelia Christian
    November 13, 2017

    Excellent resource for the student and the installer. From the basics of solar energy to installation, it has [link here>>> ] nearly everything you need to effectively make solar projects happen.*

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