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Quizzical Pursuit
—The Architecture Puzzler

 Solution to Last Week's Puzzler Architecture Puzzler #270 Question Can you give a 6-word-or-less definition of U-Value and R-Value? How are they related? Answer 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

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Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects