The high-performance retrofit of an existing building is more difficult than building new because the structural system, orientation, and massing—the first tools in the architect’s kit—have already been used.
Selecting door and window systems for any building project demands a complete articulation of safety and security concerns. Balancing life-safety performance and integration with overall security planning is one of the most diffi cult aspects of fenestration design.
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To some project teams, “daylighting” means using glass area to admit direct sunlight, period. Yet there are better approaches to illuminating building interiors. Often, the sun’s direct rays are the last thing you need for effective daylighting.