New Year, New Code, New Opportunities!
With ambitious New Years resolutions still fresh in our minds, why shouldn't we also resolve to build better buildings ?
With new Energy Codes recently taking effect, there's never been a better time to push the envelope. And speaking of envelopes, in curtain walls more than anywhere else, it's out with the old and in with the new!
Let's take the recently completed Slave Lake Legacy Centre (SLLC) for example. Given that this is a forward-thinking building, and even though it was completed over six months ago, it was designed to comply with the new NECB 2011 standard.
But what if SLLC wasn't built so well ? What if it was designed like every other community building ? What if it used double-glazed Aluminum Framing instead of triple-glazed GlasCurtain Framing ? Well, let's whip out those calculators and find out!
Based on our models of SLLC, the differences are astonishing :
|Aluminum Framing||GlasCurtain Framing||Delta|
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