Understanding the basics of heat transfer (heat loss and heat gain) is the essential first step in one’s comprehension of thermal characteristics, installation of weatherization measures, and residential energy usage. We will cover the basics and give participants a strong foundation of knowledge on which to build their professions. This workshop is intended for those new to the energy field or for those wishing to review these important fundamentals.
By attending this session, attendees will:
Learn about the two major forms of heat transfer; transmission and air leakage
Understand terms such as British thermal unit (Btu), temperature difference, conduction, convection, radiation, infiltration, exfiltration, R-value, U-factor, and more
Learn about the dynamics of heat loss and gain by discussing the driving forces behind each