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Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass is a property of a material’s ability to absorb, store, and release heat. Thermally-massive building materials such as concrete have a high capacity to absorb and to store excess heat, often from the sun, which is released into the occupied space when the ambient temperature falls below that of the Thermal Mass. Most materials which will absorb excess heat, will also absorb excess humidity. Thermal Mass materials passively act as temperature and humidity flywheels, reducing indoor temperature and humidity fluctuations without the consumption of energy.

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