High Performance Facades for Heating and Cooling in Northern Climates

@inproceedings{Lee2014HighPF,
  title={High Performance Facades for Heating and Cooling in Northern Climates},
  author={Ivan Lee and Christopher S Black and Bartosz A. Lomanowski},
  year={2014}
}
Low-energy and passive buildings, particularly in northern climates, typically do not have highly glazed facades as windows are traditionally the least insulating and highest-air leakage component of the building envelope. Most energy standards restrict the window-wall ratio to 40% or less. Although windows provide many benefits that enhance building performance and occupant comfort through passive heating, daylight and views, most of these benefits are overshadowed by excessive window area and… CONTINUE READING