In Australia, the environmental impact of the built environment is undeniable. The building sector alone accounts for approximately 19% of total energy consumption and 23% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.1 The GHG emissions associated with this energy use represents 6% of Australia’s total net emissions.
In this whitepaper, we take a closer look at thermal breaks in relation to the framing of windows and doors, how they work and the benefits they provide to building performance. We also consider thermal breaks in the context of recent changes to Section J and how it impacts window and door design and specification.
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