Last edited 25 Nov 2020

Thermal inertia

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings, How to Improve Energy Efficiency, Published by Historic England in 2018, defines thermal inertia as: ‘The ability to absorb, store and release heat energy. Thick-walled traditional buildings can absorb and store heat effectively and transmit it slowly because of the mass, density, specific heat capacity and conductivity of stone, brick, lime, mortar and earth.’

See also: Thermal mass.

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