R-value vs. thermal mass
Do you have any recommendations on building science articles (at GBA or another source) that get into the weeds on the differences between thermal mass and R-value. I understand the two separately, but stumble when it comes to comparing the performance of each to each other. Is there a metric that can be used? For example, comparing the energy performance/consumption of a triple brick Pittsburgh home with at stick-built, BATT insulated home of comparable size. Does the thermal mass of the triple brick home make it perform in a comparable way to an insulated home? Is there any benefit or advantages of t-mass in this situation since Pittsburgh is cold-climate?
Thanks for the help!