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Lasting Thermal Control For Building Façades

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Lasting Thermal Control For Building Façades


May 20, 2019

To keep interior spaces warm in the winter (and nice and cool in the summer), Building Teams report adopting more advanced approaches to envelope design and construction, whether for big-ticket cladding choices, window edge details, or meticulous mockup and installation practices. Fortunately, a confluence of product innovations, creative assemblies, and improved project delivery techniques are helping improve performance and reduce first costs and long-term energy use.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After reading this article, you should be able to:

  • DESCRIBE the general principles of building siting, orientation, and overall design that contribute to energy efficiency and enclosure integrity.
  • DISCUSS continuous insulation and the methods of selecting and applying thermal protections.
  • LIST key systems and components for mitigating solar heat gain and unwanted glare.
  • EXPLAIN how design and construction practices can affect enclosure performance.
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