The evolution of the building envelope

evolution of the building envelope

The building envelope refers to all of the elements of the outer shell of a building and is what keeps us safe from the elements. Humanity has come a long way from our prehistoric days of structures constructed of boulders, branches and grass to complex building science that has us living in comfort today.


Achieving energy efficiency with glass exteriors in commercial buildings

energy efficiency with glass exteriors in commercial buildings

The colorful facades of the Conductive Education Centre in Munich beautifully incorporate a StoVentec Glass Rainscreen system. The translucent surfaces shimmer in green and blue, while the opaque parts shine in yellow, orange, and red.

New technologies have allowed glass exteriors to reach new heights in energy efficiency.