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It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes – Part 2

In our previous article on building envelopes, we discussed how envelopes are changing more and more, becoming increasingly interesting and unique. From an engineering standpoint, the most significant aspect of the building envelope is not always the insulation factors (U-values, solar heat gain coefficients, etc.) but the infiltration. Infiltration is defined as the flow of … Continue reading “It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes – Part 2”

It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes

One of the most critical components, if not the most critical component, of a building is the envelope. This may seem obvious, since the envelope protects the building interior and structural components from water, temperature, moisture, air and sound. But, often it is taken for granted and this can be a costly mistake.   Over … Continue reading “It’s in the details, it’s always in the details: Building Envelopes”