Event: Building Physics: The Key Issues Explained

The Green Register

April 22nd 2021

www.greenregister.org.uk [email protected] Tess

Cost: Members £25, Non-Members £35

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

The art and science of building physics is a term that describes an understanding of how buildings respond to moisture, heat, light and air movement. This concept, together with ‘The Whole House’ approach, looks at buildings in a holistic way and how one measure can affect other measures.

By bringing together all the key aspects of building physics we can build safely, healthily and sustainably.

However, sometimes the terms used can be a bit mysterious…what’s the difference between a breathable and a hygroscopic building material for example?

This two hour session (including Q&A throughout) with trainer Lucy Pedler, director and founder of The Green Register, will explain some of the terms used and the science behind them. We will cover, amongst other topics:

  • the whole house approach
  • fabric first
  • breathability
  • hygroscopicity
  • moisture risk in buildings
  • ventilation strategies
  • airtightness
  • heat loss
  • intertsitial condensation
  • avoiding unintended consequences
  • appropriate building materials

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