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mschueren [Requirements]
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 ===== Definition and effects of thermal bridges ===== ===== Definition and effects of thermal bridges =====
-===== Thermal bridges ​===== +===== Thermal bridges ​Introduction =====
-===== Introduction =====+
  
 Heat makes its way from the heated space towards the outside. ​ In doing so, it follows the path of least resistance. \\ A **thermal bridge** is a localised area of the building envelope where the heat flow is different (usually increased) in comparison with adjacent areas (if there is a difference in temperature between the inside and the outside). Heat makes its way from the heated space towards the outside. ​ In doing so, it follows the path of least resistance. \\ A **thermal bridge** is a localised area of the building envelope where the heat flow is different (usually increased) in comparison with adjacent areas (if there is a difference in temperature between the inside and the outside).
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     * **Altered**,​ usually decreased, interior **surface temperatures**;​ in the worst case this can lead to moisture penetration in building components and mould growth.     * **Altered**,​ usually decreased, interior **surface temperatures**;​ in the worst case this can lead to moisture penetration in building components and mould growth.
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     * **Altered**,​ usually increased, **heat losses**.\\     * **Altered**,​ usually increased, **heat losses**.\\
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