|CHPS||EQ 9.0 Prereq.: 4 pts.|
|GGlobes||126.96.36.199: 9 pts.|
|BDCv4||IEQ Thermal comfort Op 1: 1 pt.|
|BDCv4.1||IEQ Thermal Comfort Op 1: 1 pt.|
With thermal mass and high specific heat, concrete masonry walls remain warm or cool long after heat or air-conditioning has shut off. This can effectively: reduce heating and cooling loads; improve occupant comfort by moderating indoor temperature swings; and shift peak heating and cooling loads to off-peak hours.
The high heat capacity of concrete masonry can play a role in designing Thermal Storage Walls to contribute to passive thermal in emergencies.