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  • U-Factor Matters in Hot Climates featured image

    U-Factor Matters in Hot Climates

    It is commonly thought that fenestration U-factor is not a key determinant in the performance of façades in hot climates, and generally the focus of …

  • European Facade Networks

    The European climate and energy targets for 2020 demand significant improvement of the energy performance of buildings since one third of the end-use…

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    Rammed Earth & Wildfire

    California is set to be drier and more drought prone with climate change. Wildfire and the subsequent loss of life and housing is a huge challenge. C…

  • Living Future '20

    A compelling, hopeful vision for the future is what the International Living Future Institute was founded on, and what drives our team. Join us and share what sustains your hope for our future.

  • Terra Cotta Skins

    This paper will address the potential of ornamental architectural terracotta surfaces to mitigate the effects of climate fluctuations that will creat…

  • Build Test Iterate Repeat

    The global increase in atmospheric temperature rise combined with the rapid growth of previously underdeveloped climate zones presents a growing need…

  • Active and Energy Autonomous Window

    Reducing GHG emissions related to energy use in buildings is a prominent obligation given their impact in terms of climate change. In this light, ene…

  • Performance of Compact, Closed Cavity, Double-skin Curtain Wall

    A proposed design for a compact, closed cavity, double-skin curtain wall system in the Marine climate of the West Coast raises questions of potential…

  • Net Zero 2020 Conference

    Don't just wait for the future, build it. NZ20, the world's largest net zero conference, is building a #NetZeroFuture for all. Learn more & register at www.NetZeroConference.com

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    Lightning Protection as Building Envelope

    A building’s envelope mitigates the effects of meteorological phenomena – including lightning – upon the structure and its occupants and contents. Th…

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    Carbon Lean Facades

    With net zero and carbon neutral mandates on the near horizon, New York City has pushed the green building envelope by leveraging incentive-based pro…

  • Facade Engineering 4.0

    What does the fourth industrial revolution mean to the design and engineering of facades of the future? We are experiencing a global technological re…

  • Modern Heritage and Facade Improvements featured image

    Modern Heritage and Facade Improvements

    Approximately 80% of our total building stock is from the 20th century. During the last decades, along with an increasing appreciation of modern arch…

  • Architectural Shape Optimization featured image

    Architectural Shape Optimization

    This paper explores the architectural shape optimization of typical housing typologies: slab and high-rise residential buildings to reduce primary en…

  • Environmentally Responsible Wood Cladding featured image

    Environmentally Responsible Wood Cladding

    This case study focuses on the solutions provided for the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. Our design team worked with the client to creat…