Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of
1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal,
acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air
quality, the move towards more sustainability - all these have
accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was
hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics (in English
speaking countries sometimes referred to as building science). The... more...