Webinar: Opening the Thermal Envelope: Emerging Innovation in Dynamic Windows & Advanced Insulation
August 16, 2011
Murray McCutcheon, Ph.D.
The thermal envelope – the connected patchwork of windows, walls, roofs, and foundation that regulates the heat flows into and out of a building – is a key component in the design of energy-efficient buildings. In fact, the two building systems with the greatest energy footprints – namely the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system and the lighting, which together account for more than 50% of overall building energy demand – are critically impacted by the thermal envelope. Moreover, the creation of pleasant living and working environments, infused with daylight and fresh air and regulated at a comfortable temperature, is impossible without an intelligently designed, robustly constructed thermal envelope.
This webinar will address:
The key technologies emerging in the thermal envelope
The market opportunity for dynamic (smart) windows and advanced building insulation materials
The trends across different geographies and building types