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NCMA Solution Center: How does thermal mass of concrete masonry help in design?

From NCMA eNews
July 11, 2019

Thermal mass of concrete masonry absorbs heat, which is then slowly released to keep interior temperatures at a comfortable level. Using the thermal mass of concrete masonry as a heating system is an application of Passive Solar Design. Thermal mass reduces the reliance on mechanical heating and cooling and thus lessens the energy cost.

For more information, see TEK 6-5A Passive Solar Design.