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Enclosure systems refer to the "skin" of the building and may include roof, walls, and ground protection from air and water penetration.

Title Datesort ascending Author
High Performance Curtain Wall Using Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) Spandrels Apr 02, 2012 Lawrence D. Carbary (Dow Corning Corporation), Andrew Dunlap, AIA (SmithGroup), Thomas F. O’Connor, FAIA (SmithGroup)
Towards Airtightness – The Contractor’s Role in Designing and Constructing the Air Barrier System Apr 02, 2012 Michael P. Steffen, AIA (Walsh Construction Co.)
Electronically Tintable Glass as an Architectural Enabler Apr 02, 2012 Helen Sanders, PhD (SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.), Louis Podbelski, AIA (SAGE Electrochromics, Inc.)
Exploring the Building Energy Impacts of Green Roof Design Decisions - A Modeling Study of Buildings in Four Distinct Climates Apr 02, 2012 David J. Sailor (Portland State University), Timothy B. Elley (PAE Consulting Engineers), Max Gibson (Portland State University)
Prototyping a Self-Ventilating Building Skin with Smart Thermobimetals Dec 01, 2011 Doris Kim Sung (University of Southern California)
Blast Safety of the Building Envelope Oct 19, 2011 Eve HInman, Hinman Consulting Engineers
BIM and the Building Envelope Oct 01, 2010 Will Ikerd, PE, CWI, LEED AP, Raymond L. Goodson Jr. Inc.
More Sustainable Masonry Façades: Preheating Ventilation Air Using a Dynamic Buffer Zone (DBZ) Apr 29, 2010 R.C. Richman (ryerson University), C. Cyanfrone (Morrison Hershfield Corp.), K.D. Pressnail (University of Toronto)
A Method to Detect and Locate Roof Leaks Using Conductive Tapes Apr 12, 2010 David Vokey, P. Eng. (Detec Systems LLC)
Optimization of Net Zero Energy Houses Apr 12, 2010 Gary Proskiw, P. Eng (Proskiw Engineering Ltd.), Anil Parekh, P. Eng
Electronically Tintable Glass: The Future of High Performance Facades is Here Apr 12, 2010 Helen Sanders, PhD (Sage Electrochromics Inc.), Lou Podbelski, AIA )Sage Electrochromics Inc.)
Building Envelope Failure Case Studies in High-Rise Construction Apr 12, 2010 Pierre-Michel Busque, P.Eng
Selecting the Ideal Windows for a High Performance Home in a Cold Climate Apr 12, 2010 Ari S. Rapport (IBACOS)
Energy Consumption in Mid and High Rise Residential Buildings in British Columbia Apr 12, 2010 Graham Finch, MASc (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Eric Burnett, PhD (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Warren Knowles, P.Eng (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.)
Development and Benchmarking of a New Whole Building Hygrothermal Model Apr 12, 2010 Fitsum Tariku (Institute for Research in Construction), Kumar Kumaran (Institute for Research in Construction), Paul Fazio (Concordia University)
Developing the Next Three Generations of Zero-Energy Windows Apr 12, 2010 Brandon Tinianov, PhD, PE (Serious Materials)
Vacuum Insulation Panels in Wood Frame Wall Constructions Apr 12, 2010 Thomas Haavi, Bjørn Petter Jelle, Arild Gustavsen, Steinar Grynning, Sivert Uvsløkk, Ruben Baetens, Roland Caps
Improving Building Enclosures Thermal Efficiency as a Goal of Energy Efficiency Apr 12, 2010 Paul E. Totten, PE (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.), Marcin Pazera, PhD (Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.)
Osmosis and the Blistering of Polyurethane Waterproofing Membranes Apr 12, 2010 Graham Finch, MASc (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Brian Hubbs, P.Eng, (RDH Building Engineering Ltd.), Robert Bombino, MS, PE (RDH Building Sciences)
Effect of Aging on Service Life of Vacuum Insulation Panels Apr 12, 2010 Erlend Wegger (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Bjørn Petter Jelle (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Erland Sveipe (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Steinar Grynning (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Ruben Baetens (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU)), Jan Vincent Thue (Norway University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
Functional Performance Testing Within the Building Envelope Commissioning Process Apr 12, 2010 Kevin Knight (Architectural Testing Inc.), John A. Runkle (Architectural Testing Inc.), Bryan J. Boyle Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd
Brick Veneer Steel Stud (BV-SS) Wall Systems and Insulated Composite Backup (ICB) Panels Apr 12, 2010 Keith D. Boyer (CENTRIA), John Preece, AIA (90Ten Architects)
Why a Mock Up - Because the Owner Expects it Done Right Apr 12, 2010 Brian Stroik (Oscar J. Boldt Construction)
Thermographic Assessment Specification Requirements for Commissioning and Building Condition Applications Apr 12, 2010 Antonio Colantonio (Public Works and Government Services Canada), Michel Theauvette (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
Evaluating R-40 Above Grade Walls for a Production Built Zero Apr 12, 2010 John Broniek (IBACOS), Kevin Brozyna (IBACOS), Dave Stecher (IBACOS)

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