With ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) just one week away, be sure your schedule is in order. We hope we'll see you there. Payette people will be presenting throughout ABX on a variety of topics, from Reduction by Ventilation to Thermal Performance of Facades to a Sun-Shading Performance Retrospective.
Reduction by Ventilation
Ventilation is responsible for 45% of the average high-technology building’s energy consumption. Indoor air quality has emerged as a central concern in green building initiatives. Design professionals are progressively seeking strategies by which high-technology programs are enriched and informed by efficient and sustainable climate control methods. [more]
Thermal Performance of Facades
Current energy code requirements for building envelopes focus on the minimum amount of insulation required; however the thermal bridges typical in most commercial wall assemblies have become the dominant source of an envelope’s energy loss, and to further improve performance of our facades they need to be addressed. [more]
Sun-Shading Performance Retrospective
Controlling the sun’s effect on our thermal and visual comfort in the built environment is an age-old problem, one that has infinite solutions. In recent years, architects facing the realities of the AIA 2030 challenge and LEED have designed several forms of exterior sun-shading in an attempt to reduce solar heat gain during cooling months and prevent visual glare. [more]
Attend ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) | November 14--16, 2012