Brandon Andow, Ph.D., AIA, NCARB, EYP Architecture & Engineering, Denver

Brandon Andow is a senior building performance analyst and envelope specialist with EYP Architecture & Engineering. He is committed to creating practical exteriors that are transformative and meet striding energy targets, all while making occupants happier, healthier and more productive.

Articles by Brandon Andow, Ph.D., AIA, NCARB, EYP Architecture & Engineering, Denver

In this rendering of the Phoenix-based Valleywise Health Medical Center replacement hospital, the bed tower is positioned with patient rooms facing east and west, requiring special consideration for solar heat gain, daylighting and glare. Courtesy: EYP Architecture & Engineering and Cunningham Group
HVAC May 3, 2021

How solar heat gain affects building design

The SHGC of glazing is a tiny number in a sea of values to consider, but it has broad impacts on HVAC systems, lighting design, the appearance of the building, façade costs and the health and comfort of occupants.

By Brandon Andow, Ph.D., AIA, NCARB, EYP Architecture & Engineering, Denver
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