Ecological announce thermal modelling service
Ecological Building Systems’ technical team member & NSAI-approved thermal modeller Joe Fitzgerald

Ecological announce thermal modelling service

Ecological Building Systems have announced the addition of a new thermal modelling service to their existing array of technical services. Ecological technical team member Joe Fitzgerald recently successfully completed the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) approved thermal modellers examination in Dublin Technological University. Fitzgerald is now listed on the NSAI thermal modellers register.

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Niall Crosson, group technical manager at Ecological Building Systems commented: “With the introduction of NZEB, limiting thermal bridging is pivotal to attain compliance in domestic and non-domestic buildings. Ecological can now model and calculate U-values of complex 3D building elements in accordance with EN ISO 6946, as well as modelling and calculating the linear thermal transmittance of thermal bridges at building junctions in accordance with EN ISO 10211-1 and BR 497.”

He continued: “Ecological also provide recommendations on what measures can be taken to improve the thermal bridging performance of key junctions in order to achieve ACD status utilising our suite of thermal bridge solution products including BOSIG PHONOTHERM, GUTEX woodfibre and DIASEN thermal plasters to name a few. This compliments our market leading technical support service which extends to hygrothermal and U-value assessments, as well as our extensive suite of CPD presentations promoting better building putting the fabric first.”

On receiving his qualification, Joe Fitzgerald noted: “This service allows us to work closely with designers looking to value engineer building details and complex junctions. By optimising these junctions through thermal modelling at the design stage we can offer true value to a project, greatly reducing the likelihood of a performance gap by accounting for a true reflection of heat loss in buildings.”

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