|CHPS||EQ9.0 Prereq.: 4 pts.|
|GGlobes||220.127.116.11: 4-6 pts.|
|BDCv3||IEQc7.1 (H, CS c7): 1 pt.|
|BDCv4||IEQ Thermal comfort design: 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.