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  • Thermal mass results in passive energy savings of up to 8% compared to other building materials but can enable more than 60% improvement over the Model National Energy Code when paired with smart design and technologies.

  • With Life Cycle Assessment studies showing that, depending on location, 90% of our buildings' emissions come from operational energy use, while 10% come from embodied energy, designs that integrate thermal mass as an energy management strategy play an important role in reducing GHGs.

  • Thermal-mass-based concrete designs also make buildings more resilient and durable in the face of climate hazards. For example, thermal mass allows buildings to remain serviceable for longer periods of power disruption (i.e."passive survivability"), even during periods of extreme heat or cold.

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