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Learning unitsThermal Renovation of Building Components Quelle: Burkhard Schulze Darup


This learning unit describes how the various building components can be renovated really efficiently, depending on the state of the existing building. Selection of materials is explained, challenges regarding the minimization of thermal bridging are discussed and appropriate solutions proposed. Construction details are shown and potential problems (e.g. thermal bridges) are pointed out. In addition, what matters in material selection is discussed.


On completing this unit students are able to …

  • list and describe measures of thermal renovation
  • define thermal bridges
  • explain measures to deal with thermal bridges
  • name and explain insulation options for individual building components
  • select materials for individual building components