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Deep energy retrofits for historic masonry buildings

August 19, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsAugust 15, 2019 Existing buildings offer the greatest opportunity for achieving energy efficiency and reducing the overall building energy use in the U.S. Buildings constructed before 1980 were built to model energy codes that were vastly less stringent than current code requirements. As a result, even minor energy retrofits can yield beneficial…
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NCMA Solution Center: How does thermal mass of concrete masonry help in design?

July 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 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…
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SMART dynamics of masonry issue 4.3 is now available online

July 9, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 3, 2019 SMART dynamics of masonry issue 4.3 is out and available online. Many topics are covered, including updates on BIM for Masonry, ways to use masonry efficiently, and the Concrete Masonry Checkoff program. To check out the entire issue, click here.
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