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May 2006 | DES 4

Thermal Mass in Building Design

David Baggs and Neal Mortensen

This paper was originally published in August 1995. It has now been fully reviewed by the authors and republished to reflect updates to the topic since original publication. This paper was originally published in August 1995. It has now been fully reviewed by the authors and republished to reflect updates to the topic since original publication.

Thermal mass can be effectively employed in buildings to increase occupants' thermal comfort conditions. This paper seeks to clarify the ways in which this can be achieved and specifically investigates how, why, where, when and in what way thermal mass will have the most beneficial impact.

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