[ yoo-val-yoo ]
/ ˈyuˌvæl yu /


a measure of the flow of heat through an insulating or building material: the lower the U-value, the better the insulating ability.

Compare R-value.

Origin of U-value

1945–50; U, symbol for internal energy

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