Building Science Definition / by Positive Energy

We spend a lot of time talking about Building Science and for some people, it's implicitly understood because they're in the know already. But for those of you out there who may not know as much about what it is, we here at Positive Energy wanted to take a moment to simply provide the definition for you. 

Building Science = Building Performance

"Building science is a field of knowledge that draws upon physics, chemistry, engineering, architecture, and the life sciences. Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how this impacts energy efficiency, durability, comfort and indoor air quality is essential to innovating high-performance buildings. Modern building science attempts to work with models of the building as a system, and to apply empirical techniques to the effective solution of design problems."

—National Institute of Building Science—

http://www.wbdg.org/resources/buildingscienceconcepts.php

We work day-in and day-out to really drive home the value of Building Science to each of our lives by working hard with architects, builders, and home-owners all over the city of Austin, as well as the country writ large. If you're interested in learning more about how Positive Energy can help you in your home, don't hesitate to give us a call today.