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What Is A Building Envelope & Why Does It Matter?

Criterium Jansen Engineers
Publication date:
November 29, 2022
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What Is A Building Envelope?
Are you freezing in your office all winter long? Are you and your co-workers too hot in the summer? If your air conditioners and heating units are working and set appropriately, but you're still experiencing these issues, the problem may be an improper building enclosure design.

A building envelope is the area of architecture, engineering, and design that determines a shelter's ability to maintain proper climate control.

Window panels must be installed correctly and with care, to block any rain or harsh elements from entering a building.

Properly sealed and tested, high-quality windows are important for allowing natural lighting into a building while also keeping it protected.


buildings climates, envelope testing, air tightness, air leakage, air leakage test, building enclosure design

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Criterium Jansen Engineers
What Is A Building Envelope & Why Does It Matter?
November 29, 2022
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