Understanding heat flows is key to creating energy efficient buildings. Understand latent heat vs. sensible heat and how heat is transferred via conduction, convection, and radiation.
Understanding heat transfer fundamentals and how they translate into energy flows in a building is critical when designing high performance buildings. Learn about the different forms of heat transfer, material properties like U-factor and R-value, heating and cooling loads, energy use intensity, and the difference between site and source energy.
Understanding heat transfer and thermodynamics is key to creating energy efficient designs. Learn how to use conduction, convection, and radiation to improve energy use.
Passive design strategies can help reduce your building’s energy demands by using energy available from natural sources such as geothermal heat, sunlight, wind and cool air. Learn how to use convection, conduction, and radiation to design passive systems.