Thermal stratification is a natural phenomenon that affects all buildings and results in a dramatic imbalance of temperatures from the floor to the ceiling. The thermal stratification phenomenon occurs when hot air rises towards the ceiling or roof as it is lighter than the surrounding cool air. In contrast, the cool air falls to the floor as it is heavier than the rising hot air.
The main negative consequence of thermal stratification is that Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in your building will be working in overdrive to maintain an even temperature. These HVAC systems that are constantly over delivering will be costing your organisation lots of money in performance and lost energy. There will also be a negative impact on your company’s carbon footprint.