Career Clips: Energy Efficiency and Architecture

From the Institute of Physics, this six minute film showcases the use of physics in the design of energy-efficient buildings. It follows the work of an architect's office and shows how an understanding of heat transfer and thermal insulation is applied in the design of modern buildings. In addition to illustrating the careers in which physics plays a part, it also explains concepts such as heat transfer, conduction, convection, radiation and thermal conductivity. The application of these concepts is shown in the real-life situation of building design.

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