Building Envelope

Building Envelope May 7, 2014

Integrating lighting design, building envelope

In this Q&A, the importance of total building integration—including lighting design—is discussed. Engineers must consider not only the lighting, but also building envelope, lighting controls, and daylighting.

By Amara Rozgus, Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope April 29, 2014

CannonDesign: LEED Platinum interiors at the University of Chicago

The university's Harper Court is an example of mixed-use, sustainable development.

By CannonDesign
Building Envelope March 12, 2014

Integrating a high-performance building

This case study shows how design teams can integrate building envelope with HVAC, lighting, and shading.

By Scott Bowman, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Des Moines, Io
Building Envelope October 18, 2013

Great progress at UCSD Jacobs Medical Center

The US San Diego Jacobs Medical Center is continuing to make progress as the building begins to take shape.

By Joseph O'Neill, Cannon Design
Building Envelope August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Fire and life safety

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Fire and life safety systems—including smoke detection—are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Building Envelope August 19, 2013

FOS case study: Strategically planning a university’s future

Cannon Design Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS) assisted with a series of assessments for Knox College in Toronto.

By Joe Cassata, Cannon Design
Building Envelope July 26, 2013

Integration: Net-zero energy design

ASHRAE has a goal: net-zero energy for all new buildings by 2030. What do engineers need to know to achieve this goal on their projects?

By Scotte Elliott, CEM, Metro CD Engineering, Powell, Ohio
Building Envelope May 29, 2013

NEBB building enclosure testing seminar

NEBB's seminar on Building Enclosure Testing (BET) will be held Sept. 9 to 11 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Washington, D.C.

Building Envelope May 16, 2013

NEBB conference presentations available

The 2013 NEBB Conference presentations are available to download from NEBB's website.

By National Environmental Balancing Bureau
Building Envelope March 26, 2013

Building envelope: Testing and commissioning best practices

Due to the increased interest in high-performance buildings, more attention is being paid to how envelope assemblies affect interior comfort and energy performance.

By James Bochat, LEED AP, NEBB Cx, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix