Armatherm™ Thermal Modeling
In addition to the heat flow normally transmitted through the building envelope due to air leakage for example, multi directional heat flows are created by thermal bridges. Due to these three dimensional heat flow paths, it is difficult to use traditional area weighted averaging to obtain the accurate effects of a thermal bridge. The heat loss contribution of thermal bridging on expected building envelope performance is calculated most accurately using thermal modeling. Moreover, whole building energy modeling used for performance based compliance to achieve LEED EA credit, becomes more accurate as a result.