Building physics is the application of the principles of physics to the built environment.
It is the study of how heat, air movement, moisture, climate and light interact with a building. Building physics engineering is about understanding and controlling these areas to:
• Optimise orientation.
• Maximise passive ventilation performance.
• Control solar gain.
• Exploit thermal mass.
• Optimise façade performance.
• Maximise natural daylighting.
• Carbon reduction.
• Minimise the effects of climate change.
Ultimately, building physics engineering is about informing and inﬂuencing the design process so that the ﬁnished building provides the optimum internal environment for occupants in the most energy eﬃcient and sustainable manner.
- Reduce carbon emissions
- Thermal modelling and building simulation evaluation
- Designing to minimize the effects of climate change