A Thermal Bridge Too Far

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The building structure, columns and floor slabs cant be seen with the naked eyes, but are clearly visible as purple colourĀ in this infra-red image. the columns and floor slabs are cooler than the infill sections of the walls and the windows. The red/white hot spot is off the scale, it is caused by a electric sign, hotter than the building structure. Overall I think it nicely demonstrates that buildings which we perceive to be uniform in appearance actually have different paths for energy leakage, we call it thermal bridging.