Building Envelope

Building Envelope

Aedas – Abu Dhabi Investment Council

New headquarters Al Bahr Towers PROJECT DESCRIPTION The design concept for Aedas’ innovative competition- winning design is derived from an algorithmic composition, influenced by Islamic principles of design, that has been supplemented by the application....

ONYX SOLAR

Building Integrated Photovoltaic   “Solar architecture is not about fashion, it’s about survival”  Sir Norman Foster Buildings are responsible for 40% of global energy consumption and the solutions proposed by this company are heading....

Technosphere

James Law Cybertecture Sustainable Technosphere In Dubai’s Technopark Concept Overview The concept of this iconic building for the Technopark of Dubai, is a building which will reflect the state of Planet Earth in the....

JAMES LAW CYBERTECTURE

Mumbai’s Cybertecture Egg “In the 21st Century, buildings will be different from 20th Century”, say James Law Cybertecture International, “They are no longer about concrete, steel and glass, but also the....

The Crystal

A Landmark Global Urban Sustainability Centre The Crystal has been designed to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. It is aiming for top scores of the most....

LiveWall®: New Planted Wall System Achieves Simplicity and Sustainability

Manufacturer of LiveRoof® Introduces a Planted Wall System Designed in Harmony with Nature Green Walls Should Be Good for Plants: a Conversation with Dave MacKenzie The team of horticultural scientists, landscape professionals,....

Starting with a Tight Building Envelope to Reduce First Costs

By Monica Karamagi For builders, building green and reducing energy consumption must always be tempered with bottom line costs. Fortunately, what leads to reduced energy usage and lower monthly utility costs for....

How Building Envelope Meets Smart Grid

By David Katz Three recent events I attended have helped drive home the message that it’s time to move to the next level of building – having more structures meet the....

Full Building Air Leakage Testing: How Big is the Hole in your Wall?

Air leakage is responsible for a host of building problems: high energy bills, poor indoor air quality, occupant discomfort, wall deterioration (which is often concealed), and a higher carbon footprint.....

Number one with a Bullitt Seattle office building touted as greenest commercial structure in the world

By Greg McMillan It was a daunting task – setting new global standards for environmentally-friendly design and construction – but the powers that be at the helm of Seattle, Washington’s $30-million....

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