A Brief Guide to Stone Cladding

Natural stone has been used as the staple material for all types of constructions since the beginning of time. The most important benefits of stone as a construction material are its durability, strength, and aesthetic appeal.  As a cladding material in modern-day buildings, it opens up a myriad of attractive options to enhance the appearance […]

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What are Adaptive Photovoltaic Facades and how do they function?

It is an established fact these days that out of the total worldwide energy demand, approximately 40% is consumed by our buildings. Similarly, our fossil fuel based activities such as air conditioning, heating, ventilating, etc. account for more than 30% of the overall anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases. Therefore, it is undeniable that these buildings […]

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The Present and Future of Building Envelope Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is a frequently used technology for reducing a building’s energy consumption by preventing the loss or gain of heat through the building envelope. This objective is accomplished by using materials that have low thermal conductivity. Building envelope thermal insulation is done using several industrial insulation products as well as certain natural elements. Insulation Products: […]

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Protect Your Investment by Proper Building Envelope Maintenance

In terms of protecting the normal operations of a building facility, the building envelope plays an integral role by providing the highest level of defense against all types of outdoor elements. The modern day building envelopes comprise of several components and all these components function in tandem to create a protective barrier for the building. […]

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A Brief Discussion on Double-skin Facade System

The concept of building design has evolved significantly over the years to meet the ever-changing demands for function, comfort, and energy efficiency.  This evolution has resulted in significant innovation in the design space, from integrating smarter design elements to using a new range of materials. Double-skin façade system is one such innovation. In most instances, […]

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How to Build a Sustainable Building Envelope?

There is no denying the fact that the construction industry has a significant direct as well as indirect impact on the environment in terms of use of raw materials, water use, atmospheric emissions, energy use, waste generation, and many other factors. With changing times, this industry is extremely likely to face new challenges to minimise its […]

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How to Create High Performance Building Façades

A building facade can be referred to as the boundary or link between the internal and external environments of the building. It has a significant impact on the way its occupants interact with the building’s energy efficiency and surrounding environment. Building facades are also responsible for different parameters of environmental quality performance such as thermal […]

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Uncovering the Truth Behind Building Envelop Failure

All of us have heard about instances of building envelop failure. Whenever this happens, the foremost task is to identify the root cause. However, this detective work can be extremely challenging at times. This task demands the presence of the right kind of experts, ensuring adequate general maintenance, and identification of the red flags on […]

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Overcoming the Challenges of Facade Solar Control

Sun is undoubtedly amongst the most important natural resources that can be harvested by a building. However, this can be done effectively only by applying certain sun control strategies and specific shading devices.  As an example, the solar gains must be minimised in warm and sunny climates because it may otherwise lead to extreme cooling […]

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