Better Measurements, Better Models: Advances in Measuring and Predicting Thermal Performance
As 2-D and 3-D modeling to predict building performance becomes more widespread, we need to consider what data are feeding those models. At this point, modeling software has become quite sophisticated, and many users don&...
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