The Battle for the Wall Moves to a Different Front

In April we attended the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA) Energy Division meeting. During these discussions, it became clear that even though there appears to be a moratorium on reducing the prescriptive limit on window area in ASHRAE Standard 90.1, the battle for the wall is continuing, albeit on a different front. Tom Culp, Birchpoint Consulting and … Read More

Climate-Oriented Prefabricated Building Envelopes

Gandhi-Sridharan-and-TsayJacobs-Andrew ABSTRACT Facades developed in response to climactic factors increase performance and human comfort while reducing energy loads. A single building envelope will perform differently in different climates. Different assembly types perform differently from one another in a given climate. However, the time consuming process of evaluating the performance of a range of envelope options using multiple software programs is … Read More