With reports from clinical research substantiating the importance of natural lighting and ventilation in workplace productivity, health, and well-being, window design has gone beyond building aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Last week, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) distributed its annual awards during the 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago. The honors recognize ASHRAE members who have made outstanding contributions to furthering energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry.
According to the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), there are seven different categories of air barrier assemblies. Each offers advantages depending on a number of factors, including geography, labor considerations, and even the height of the structure.
The Academy at Nola Dunn is a K–5 elementary school in Texas’ Burleson Independent School District (ISD). Completed in 2010, the 9940-m2 (107,000-sf) building has an external envelope consisting of insulated concrete form (ICF) walls and integrated framing assembly (IFA) door and window frames.