BUILDING SCIENCE @ OHIO STATE
Buildings are complex systems of systems (within systems, and systems of systems) which serve many, often competing, functions. Buildings are controlled environments which mitigate the effects of aspects of outdoor environments- outdoor temperature, humidity, solar radiation, wind, airborne contaminants, noise, people, etc- and allow us to live and function in healthy, productive, comfortable ways.
WHY STUDY BUILDINGS?
Because most of us 7.6 billion humans live in them, work in them, eat in them, sleep in them, visit them, enjoy ourselves in them, buildings, in aggregate, have an enormous effect on every aspect of life on earth: