The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #270
Can you give a 6-word-or-less definition of U-Value and R-Value? How are they related?
U-value: The overall rate of heat flow. The lower the U-Value the less the heat flow through an assembly.
R-Value: The resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value the greater the resistance to heat flow.
The two values have an inverse relationship: U = 1/R
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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