Montreal (Greater Montreal)
The building envelopes plays an important role in protecting the building and its contents from the elements and for how it affects total building energy use. Basic building envelope attributes assess insulation values, window to wall ratios, glazing characteristics, shading, orientation of glazing, and window operability.
In a sustainable society, the design team looks to optimize synergies between the building envelope system and other considerations such as rain water management, heat island reduction, water usage, energy performance, thermal comfort, interior lighting etc.
Building envelope strategies will allow building owners to improve occupant comfort while minimizing energy and water use.