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Actively Pursuing Passivhaus Enclosures

With high-performance curtain walls and windows, thermal bridge-free designs, and airtight building enclosures, more U.S. projects seek to achieve the rigorous European-based Passivhaus standard. As the pursuit of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings continues to intensify, a more rigorous building design certification is starting to gain traction here in North America. Originally developed in Germany in 1990 … Continued

China: Long-Term Performance of Stainless Curtain Wall

Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month’s issue will explore the performance of higher-alloyed stainless steel curtain wall applications in China. Pollution, acid rain and airborne particulate levels remain very high in fast-growing economies around the world … Continued

IMOA’s August Stainless Solutions Newsletter

Each month, Stainless Solutions from IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month’s issue will explore Whole Building Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) in voluntary rating systems and green codes. The World Trade Center site in New York City is an excellent example of … Continued

Meet the Winners of the 2016 Design Challenge!

Metals in Construction Magazine and a Jury of Architects and Engineers Announce the Recipients of $15k in Prize Money for the Most Innovative and Energy-Efficient Redesign of the Façade of 200 Park Avenue

Read the Latest Stainless Solutions from IMOA Newsletter

Each month, IMOA covers a different stainless steel issue with tips on design and specification, and links to technical resources. This month the organization highlights the advantages of second-skin façade weather screens.