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Thermal bridging occurs as a result of the weakly or discontinuously insulated joinery in an otherwise highly insulated surroundings. Breaking thermal bridges to a maximum possible extent is very crucial to achieve ultra low energy and plus/zero energy buildings. Special joinery details to break thermal bridges of all potential thermal bridges are now available in the market. Cooling and heating energy savings in the range of 4-30% are possible by effectively eliminating thermal bridges. In addition, eliminating thermal bridges also helps in reducing the risk of condensation arising due to uneven internal surface temperatures.

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