Building physics combines several knowledge domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency
Building physics has a true impact on performance based building design
In some countries, also fire safety is included
This volume focuses on heat, air, moisture transfer and its usage in building engineering applications.
Through the application of existing physical knowledge and the combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing assembly, building envelope, whole building and built environment performance, although for the last the wording urban physics is used