Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
With people spending about 90% of their time indoors during the past year and a half of the global pandemic, indoor environmental quality (IEQ) becomes of paramount importance. Indoor air quality is also fundamental to IEQ, and the facade system holds the potential to provide crucial natural ventilation while enhancing the thermal resilience for building occupants.
Balancing occupant comfort with lifecycle carbon performance was the goal of the 2022 Metals in Construction magazine Design Challenge, a competition to generate ideas for an innovative curtain wall system to enclose a new, site-specific office building. During this webinar, competition jurors will discuss the context of the Challenge and entries selected as winning examples of facades that can respond dynamically to a range of environmental conditions.
- Evaluate the role of the pandemic in highlighting the importance of IEQ.
- Learn why IEQ is heavily influenced by a building’s façade system.
- Explain what features of the system are necessary to respond to a range of environmental conditions.
- Apply the information gained from the competition’s solutions for dynamically adapting building enclosures.