International Seminar on Thermal Mass

The International Seminar on Thermal Mass, held in Madrid on 2 March 2016, was organised by IECA (the Spanish Institute for Cement and its Applications), PTEH (the Spanish Concrete Technology Platform) and The Concrete Initiative. The seminar was aimed at a wide range of stakeholders active in the field of construction, including policymakers, architects and engineers.

Did you know that heavy-weight building materials such as concrete can store energy and that, later on, this energy is then released? This effect, which is due a phenomenon known as “thermal mass”, makes buildings more energy efficient, lowers CO2 emissions, and improves wellbeing and comfort. This event delved into the details of thermal mass, with a particular emphasis on its contribution to energy efficiency in buildings. Expert speakers gave their insights on themes including:
  • A European perspective on the thermal mass of concrete
  • The Spanish regulatory framework covering energy efficiency and thermal mass
  • Specific tools for the assessment of thermal mass

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Tags: energy efficiency, thermal mass, buildings

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