Design steel framing for maximum energy efficiency. Techniques for avoiding thermal bridging in the envelope include:
- Exterior rigid insulation;
- Punching large holes in the stud web without affecting the structural integrity of the stud;
- Spacing the studs as far as possible while maintaining the structural integrity of the structure; and
- Detailed design of intersections of wall openings and building intersections of floors, walls and roofs.
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