Last month we posed the question: Do we need any more innovation in façades to meet building carbon emissions targets? We reviewed several currently available façade product technologies that can deliver the needed high thermal performance to accelerate the move to net-zero energy buildings.
After decades of proven success, some of these technologies – like polyamide thermal barriers and plastic hybrid stainless steel warm-edge spacer – can no longer be considered “new.” And there are plenty more examples we could add to the list, like the integrated automated shading and lighting system used in the New York Times building in 2007. Yet these “new” façade product technologies are moving at a seemingly glacial pace towards becoming business-as-usual...to continue reading click here.
(the full blog, as well as previous posts, are hosted on usglassmag.com)